In Milton, Massachusetts, around 1900, while other children were making square houses out of long sticks, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Jr., – ‘Bucky’, as he preferred to be called – was using toothpicks and dried peas to make triangle models. He had a penchant for the triangle because “they held their shape” and he baffled his teachers with his tetrahedrons. They attributed the strange shapes to his poor eyesight. Fuller would later say that the triangles came about naturally, “just like in nature with crystals, chemistry and snowflakes”. When Bucky married Anne in his Navy Dress Whites in the year 1917, he entered into an architect family, his father-in-law James Monroe Hewlett being president of the New York Architectural League and Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. Fuller’s own father had passed away early and now he had a mentor friend in his work as well as an in-law...[+]

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