GEOMETRICA PRESENTATION SERIES
Presented to Thomas T.K. Zung
November 19, 2005
T.K. Zung, originally from Shanghai, China, was a student of R. Buckminster Fuller. He later worked at Fuller's Synergetics, Inc., where he designed an elongated geodesic dome in Cleveland, Ohio in 1968. Other projects include other geodesic domes, the Jitterbug sculpture, tensegrities, the Fly Eye's dome and Fuller's last invention, the Hang-It-All tensegrity bookshelf that literally hangs from the ceiling. Zung is currently president of the architectural firm Buckminster Fuller, Sadao, and Zung and is an author and speaker. With tenacity and devotion, Zung is responsible for getting a United States stamp issued in honor of Buckminster Fuller with a hoped-for release date of Fuller’s Centennial in 1995. This long-awaited stamp, featuring an historic image of Fuller with from the 1964 cover article in Time Magazine, was issued in 2004. Zung’s most recent book is Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium (2001). It includes selections from Bucky's classic books and articles. His book presents some of Fuller’s most enduring pieces, lauded as “juicy and enticing” and carefully selected for a new generation of readers. The Anthology features scholarly and personal introductions to each piece by Arthur C. Clarke, Steve Forbes, Calvin Tomkins, Martin Meyerson, Harold W. Kroto, Valerie Harper, Arthur L. Loeb, E. J. Applewhite, Allegra Fuller Snyder and others.
This Porcelainia vessel was constructed in 1995 and is based on the cuboctahedron. It is dedicated to Thomas T.K. Zung for his contributions to architecture and to the enduring legacy of the works of R. Buckminster Fuller.
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