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Far-sighted Fuller contributed more than Modernism ever did

At last, after missing the centenary of his birth by five years, a respectable exhibition devoted to the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller (18951983), has come to the Design Museum, where it will remain until 15 October. Consisting of original documents, artefacts, video clips and full-size structures, it is so evocative of the optimism of the recent past that it should be seen by everyone curious about the purpose of design before it was hijacked by the lottery committees ...

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