Sunday, August 18, 2013

Has Buckminster Fuller been Forgotten?

I was glad to see that an obituary for Ruth Asawa made it into today's New York Times. On the other hand an early sentence by Douglas Martin gave me a bit of a jolt:
Ms. Asawa had been shunted from one detention camp to another as a child before blossoming under the tutelage of the artists Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, Franz Kline and Josef Albers.
I know that Fuller had a significant effect on the avant-garde movement of the Fifties. However, the way in which Martin lumped him in with three artists left me wondering if Martin had even a vague idea of the man's accomplishments!

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