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Lot #221
Buckminster Fuller

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Visionary American architect, inventor, writer, and philosopher (1895–1983) perhaps best known for inventing the geodesic dome, one of the signal developments in modern design and engineering. A family of complex carbon molecules with structures reminiscent of the geodesic dome were named fullerenes—aka “Bucky ball”—in his honor. ALS signed “Bucky,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal Southern Illinois University letterhead, July 31, 1963. Fuller writes to Nathan Resnick at Long Island University. In full: “Am grateful for your two letters of July 25. I will be returning to the U.S.A. from Ghana on March 1 so could attend your Second Annual Urban Affairs Conference. Anne’s and my own best wishes to you & Ernestine.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing fold just touching “y” and spot of very faint toning to upper portion of sheet, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008