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The Built Environment: Buckminster Fuller's Spaceship Earth

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Structural engineer Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome was a visible manifestation of holism. Held together in what he described as “synergetic” wholeness, each part relying on neighboring parts for ... More


 Discovering Renewable Resources

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

After World War II, architecture was only one of many technological realms to be redefined in the search to harness energy from the sun. Much as the specific design characteristics of solar energy ... More


A Community Far Afield: Black Mountain College and the Southern Estrangement of the Avant-Garde

Jon Horne Carter

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Black Mountain College, an experimental college of exiles—cultural, political, and social, who created a utopian Appalachian avant-garde art community that emerged in Asheville, ... More


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