1976-1979. Three letters typed on Fuller's proprietary letterhead. Second letter 3pp; first and third both 1p. Envelopes show a bit of dampstaining, but letters all near fine, with old folds and trivial hints of soil. Near fine. Item #20610
Three letters written by the interdisciplinary design theorist R. Buckminster Fuller near the end of his life, mailed to an enthusiast of his work named Don Fusaro. A former IBM employee, Fusaro was involved in a remote capacity with the educational "World Game" project – a peace-driven alternative to war games concieved by Fuller in the early 60s, and common on college campuses during the 1970s. Fusaro had long been an avid follower of Fuller’s work before he began corresponding with him, sending first his “treatise” analyzing Fuller’s thought in comparison with Plato's. The first of Fuller's letters includes a thoughtful commentary on Fusaro's text, offering a critique of his idea of the "four great questions of philosophy." The second letter (three pages), begins by thanking Fusaro for a recent birthday greeting, and goes on to discuss many theoretical ideas in depth, which involve computer programming, "Synergetic" geometry, and "vector equilibrium" modeling. The final letter is a brief response to a query from Fusaro regarding Fuller's dome as a potential "model for an omni-directional or geodesic database system," to which Fuller points out a relevant passage in his book SYNERGETICS. An affectionate series of letters from the humanist designer to an enthusiastic friend and fan.