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Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry Hardcover – November 2, 2013


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Overcup Press; 1ST edition (November 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615873448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615873442
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 10 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“One of the most beautiful books about a designer, ever.” -- Simon Martin, Solidsmack

“Cole Gerst celebrates the full spectrum of Fuller’s fascinating mental output.” -- Kyle VanHemert, Fast Company

"Illustrator Cole Gerst paints a cohesive picture of the icon's prescient approach to design." -- Stephen Pulvirent, Cool Hunting

About the Author

Cole Gerst is a multidisciplinary creative living in Portland, Oregon. He runs an independent design agency, Option-G, which provides branding, design, illustration, and animation for a variety of clients worldwide. Gerst has won awards for his design and illustration work from Communication Arts, Print Magazine, American Corporate Identity, and How Magazine. His paintings have been nominated for the National Resources Defense Council Arts Prize and his company, Option-G, has been nominated for and won multiple design and animation awards.

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Cole Gerst is an multidisciplinary creative living in Portland, Oregon. Gerst runs an independent design agency, Option-G, which provides branding, design, illustration, & animation for a variety of clients worldwide.

While working in Los Angeles, Gerst first gained recognition for his unique illustration and design on various posters and album covers for bands, and is credited in helping foster the resurgence of the "gig poster". Gerst soon expanded his creative reach by starting an apparel company, Option-G Apparel, that sold t-shirts in stores that spanned the globe. In 2008, Gerst wrote, designed and directed a pilot for an animated series called "Yung Yeti" that won an award from The Sundance Channel and was picked up for a full season.

Gerst has also won several awards for his design and illustration work including awards from Communication Arts, Print Magazine, American Corporate Identity and How Magazine. Gerst's paintings have been nominated for the National Resources Defense Council Art Prize and his company, Option-G, has been nominated for a Vimeo Award, won a Rosey Award and a Webby Award Official Honoree Award for it's animation work.

This is Gerst's first book.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lea Anne Clifton on December 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover
A beautifully illustrated hard bound book that showcases Bucky's creative genius.
I've read through other books on his creations and they are typically older and use black & white imagery. This book is quite the update & makes his ideas very accessible to everyone.
I highly recommend this book to any one who knows about Bucky or just wants to learn about Buckminster Fuller's vision while enjoying the author's vivid colorful illustrations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phracme on January 4, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I am intimately familiar with Bucky's work and kudos to the author - this is hands down one of the best, most accessible primer to Bucky's work. The book is organized and composed in way (not too wordy, full of wonderful graphic images hand drawn by the author) that makes the essence of Buckminster Fuller understandable by an 8 year old or a 68 year old, and everyone in between.

Too bad the book is relatively pricey ($40) such that it would keep it off many people's shelves or coffee tables. Hopefully it will come out in paperback at a reduced price.

Bucky was a genius renaissance man who was singularly dedicated to the notion the design can help us live lightly on this planet. This book is a must read for young people and anyone who would like to understand his positive impact on architecture and design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Essex on July 17, 2014
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I've been a big fan of Bucky for years now, and I've been trying to learn as much as I can about his ideas and worldview. Most of the second-hand (not Fuller-written) stuff out there is either too dry or lacks the level of detail I've been looking for, but this book strikes an excellent balance between covering a TON of material with sufficient depth and also remaining interesting. The illustrations are beautiful and it really adds to the experience of the ideas -- the book is able to convey that sense of wonder through which Bucky saw the world.
I'd recommend this to anyone interested in Fuller, his ideas, architecture, futurism… it's a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ted Smith on February 24, 2014
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Having known Bucky for many years and followed his thinking, I'm quite certain that the book is faithful and true to the man, his vision, and his accomplishments. The presentation is accurate and graphically appealing.
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