Buckminster Fuller's Reflexive Modernism

  title={Buckminster Fuller's Reflexive Modernism},
  author={Jonathan Massey},
  journal={Design and Culture},
  pages={325 - 344}
  • J. Massey
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Art
  • Design and Culture
ABSTRACT Through his design of the United States Pavilion at Expo 67 and other projects, Buckminster Fuller has become a reference point for a range of contemporary approaches to sustainable development and design. By examining the Pavilion and an unpublished 1939 manuscript, “Ballistics of Civilization,” in conjunction with the sociological theory of reflexive modernization, this article reconstructs the reflexive modernism through which Fuller aspired to chart a more sustainable course for… 

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