Thursday, October 04, 2007

architecture on the go...

dymaxion car

well in the midst of architecture month i'm off to austin for an exhibition and to finally visit marfa. it seems a good time to post a recently acquired snapshot of one of the greatest examples of architecture on wheels... buckminster fuller's dymaxion car.

the first of only three prototypes was built in 1933, and in 1934 the last one was built for conductor leopold stokowski (one more merging of sound and architecture...).

this image is of number two (based on the two tone paint job). the thing that is so extraordinary about the snapshot is that most of the photos i've seen of the car show it in all its lonely glory. here, you get way more of a sense of just how strange this car must've looked sitting casually next to regular cars of the era.

p.s. i'll be back in a week.

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Blogger the art of memory said...

they must have been fun to drive.

1:16 PM  

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