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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller, 1980

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. We are honoring Earth Day with the futurist Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and philosopher. Fuller believed human societies would soon rely mainly on renewable sources of energy, such as solar- and wind-derived electricity.

Fuller developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome; carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres. He also served as the second World President of Mensa International from 1974 to 1983. Read more (Wikipedia).

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