To prepare for this discussion:
- Read Chapter 21 in your text, “Architecture and Engineering,” pages 556–557, to learn about architect Richard Buckminster Fuller and the Dymaxion House.
- Read the article titled, “Future Man From Venus,” to learn about Jacque Fresco, inventor, artist, futurist, and his life’s work building the city of the future.
Fuller and Fresco were artistic visionaries.
Please respond to the following in a post of 150 to 200 words:
- Describe the political, economic, and cultural influences at work in Fuller’s and Fresco’s architecture.
- Based on your reading about modern architecture and two of its visionaries, identify and explain, incorporating the seven elements of art, the most important characteristics modern architects employ in their designs and innovations.
In a post of 60 to 75 words, please respond to at least one other post. Choose to respond to those who have few or no responses.
Hello class and Professor, this is my week 8 discussion post:
After reading about the artists Fuller and Fresco, I think that they both wanted to help the economy by using technology to utilize solar panels to power the buildings. Fresco did not wany any political influence because he believed everyone is in charge of their own destiny without political influence. It appears to me that Fuller has a higher state of imagination due to how he uses shapes and curves to construct his art, than the average thinking individual. They both used neutral colors in the designs and their train of thought was very modern with futuristic styles. The shapes they utilized were very futuristic and makes the viewers envision a very advanced technological world in which we use less harmful fossil fuels in the future. The lines that were used were very smooth and curved and the angles were mathematically constructed to come up with the design. This concludes my post this week, I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, Happy Thanksgiving!
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