I have always admired the practical drafting skills of an engineer or a mathematician.  Whenever I look at books on physics or geology, I am fascinated with the complexity of the drawings often rendered.  When the worlds of art and science collide, the potential for spectacular things is sure to result.  Case in point, the work of Buckminster Fuller who throughout the 20th Century had an incredible influence on design, architecture and the movement of futurism, is worth revisited for artists and designers alike.  His designs border on aesthetic spontaneity, but revel in structural symmetry.  He is probably the most famous for his geodesic dome, which marked an incredible moment for civil engineering and architecture, the crossroads met through his conception of a far more dynamic space. 

Oh and going back, his drawings are quite nice as well. :)


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