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Read here about Black Mountain College, where Richard Buckminster Fuller and Kenneth Snelson met and co-discovered early tensegrity structures.


In 1948 Black Mountain College was a critical gathering place for artistic talent escaping the Nazi onslaught in Europe. There Modern Art mingled with Eastern thought and produced significant innovations including Cage's Silent Piece, Rauschenberg's White Canvas, Snelson's X-Piece, Fuller's Tensegrity, and Fuller's Supine Dome. Later, the campus was the site for a renewal of poetry, particularly Beat poetry and African American poetry.

Links and references

Portal to Becoming Bucky
A series on how Bucky Fuller developed his methods, based on Lorance's book .
People> Bragdon, Bucky Fuller, Fuller Timelines, Margaret Fuller, Ioganson
Influences> Black Mountain College, Constructivism
Texts> Becoming Bucky Fuller, Margaret Fuller Bio, Your Private Sky, Tensegrity 1961
See also Portal To Basic Concepts for explanations of tensegrity concepts.