Four itineraries covering travel, meetings, speaking events and appearances for the periods January–May 1974, February–July 1977, March–October 1977, and June 1979–May 1980. Includes some handwritten notes, and 'Dr Whaley' is written on the first item.
R. Buckminster Fuller (American, 1895-1983) was an architect, theorist, and futurist who made an enormous impact on the design, architecture, popular culture, and social discourse of the 20th century. Driven in large part by environmental and social concerns, Fuller, who coined the term "Spaceship Earth," was a progressive who promoted technology and human ingenuity as solutions to human problems. While he is most widely remembered as the inventor of the geodesic dome, Fuller's other well-known creations include his affordable, mass-produced, energy-efficient, and easily transportable Dymaxion House; the aerodynamic Dymaxion Car; and the World Game, which promoted a democratic, global, and design science approach to addressing the problems of the world. In addition to these and other proposals, Fuller proved highly influential to generations of designers and thinkers as both an author and educator.