Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry

Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry

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“One of the most beautiful books about a designer, ever.” – SolidSmack

In Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry, artist and designer Cole Gerst brings us the illustrated life story of renowned 20th century inventor and utopian visionary, Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller. Most known for inventing the geodesic dome, Bucky dedicated his life to solving problems for humanity by “doing more with less.” His ideas continue to influence generations of designers, architects, scientists, and artists working to create a more sustainable planet.

“Cole Gerst celebrates the full spectrum of Fuller’s fascinating mental output.” – Fast Company

"Illustrator Cole Gerst paints a cohesive picture of the icon's prescient approach to design." – Cool Hunting


Hardcover illustrated book featuring 144 full-color pages.

ISBN 978-0615873442

Cole Gerst is an award-winning art director, designer, illustrator, painter, and author living and working in Portland, Oregon. Gerst runs an independent design agency, Option-G Visual Communication, where his clients include Google, Toyota, Heineken, Vans, Nickelodeon, Target, and Urban Outfitters among others. A long-time Fuller fan, Gerst found that most depictions of Fuller’s ideas didn’t do them justice—inspiring him to write and illustrate his first book, Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry.