Publisher synopsis: Buckminster Fuller was one of the most innovative and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His creative output, which took the form of visionary architectural works, experimental structures, expressive drawings, and highly poetic musings, have occupied the minds of generations of scholars and fellow architects. Buckminster Fuller: World Man documents his neverbefore- published 1966 lecture at Princeton University School of Architecture, the inaugural Kassler lecture. Delivered at the height of his career (Fuller had appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1964), he took time to reflect back and synthesize some of his most significant concepts, offering a glimpse into his mature thinking. In addition to the facsimile of the lecture's transcript, the book includes an introductory essay on Fuller's work at the time, a glossary of key terms and phrases culled from the lecture (such as "universe," "theory of functions," and "antientropic effectiveness") and an interview with Robert Geddes, the dean responsible for bringing Fuller to teach and lecture at the school.