SPRING 2014 LECTURES
R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man
Published by Princeton University School of Architecture
March 19, 6-7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
SCI-Arc is pleased to host a book reception with Stan Allen and Daniel López-Pérez to celebrate the new book R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man, published by Princeton University School of Architecture.
The book presents the original typescript of Fuller’s never-before-published Kenneth Stone Kassler memorial Lecture. Delivered at the Princeton University School of Architecture in 1966—a year before his masterwork took shape at Expo ’67 in Montreal—the lecture encapsulates Fuller’s radical thinking at the height of his career. Reflecting on the severe challenges facing the global ecology, Fuller delivers an impassioned rallying cry to architects to shape their universe by responding to its underlying principles—a cry as relevant today as it was in the visionary designer’s own time.
The reception precedes the public lecture by Stan Allen on Landscapes and Buildings, starting at 7pm in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall.
Stan Allen is an architect and George Dutton ’27 Professor of architectural Design at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where he served as dean from 2002 to 2012. His practice, SAA/Stan Allen Architect, has realized buildings and projects from single family houses to urban master plans, in the United States and abroad. The extensive catalog of architectural and urban strategies he developed to respond to the complexity of the modern city is presented in Points and Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City (1999), and his essays are collected in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation (2009). His most recent book is Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain (2011).
Daniel López-Pérez is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Design and a founding faculty member of the Architecture Program at the University of San Diego. López-Pérez received a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (with Honors) from Columbia University, and an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association. A Fuller Scholar, López-Pérez is currently completing the manuscript of a book entitled From Spheres to Atmospheres, R. Buckminster Fuller’s Spherical Atlas, 1944–1980.