With the streamlined Dymaxion Car the American inventor and architect Buckminster Fuller realised his vision of the automotive future. The car drove on three wheels, was steered by a single rear wheel and could turn within its own length – a revolutionary concept that was abandoned due to a severe accident. In 2008 Norman Foster, an architect like Fuller, resurrected the car. The bilingual book illustrates the history and the serious accident of the Dymaxion. It presents extensive material – from historical documents and photographs to the newest construction sketches – and provides an insight into the two-year long manufacturing process.
Ivorypress Spain, Madrid text Norman Foster, Jonathan Glancey, David Jenkins, Hsiao-Yun Chu