Monday, July 07, 2008

A favorite sculptor of mine, Isamu Noguchi, was the first to draw the Dymaxion!

The above video was found at The 1933 Dymaxion, designed by Buckminster Fuller is on exhibition (it started June 26) at the Whitney Museum of American Art. New Yorkers will get to look it over, as it's on loan from the Reno, Nevada National Automobile Museum.
The Dymaxion attained 30 mpg, which was unheard of in any car of it's time. It could carry 11 people, was a three wheeler, steered by the rear wheel, and could do a U-turn in its own length, which was about twice as long as a car of it's era at 20ft, and was shown to the world at the Chicago 1933 World's Fair.

For a gallery of it being built and displayed:

For some interesting inventions, or ideas, by Bucky... see