Dymaxion Car Buckminster Fuller

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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 It presents extensive material – from historical documents and photographs to the newest construction sketches – and provides an insight into the two-year long manufacturing process.

  • Client:
    Ivorypress Spain, Madrid text Norman Foster, Jonathan Glancey, David Jenkins, Hsiao-Yun Chu
  • Design:
    Thomas Manss & Company
  • design team:
    Thomas Manss, Tom Featherby
  • printing:
    TF Artes Gráficas