Buckminster Fuller’s students at the 1949 Summer Institute, Black Mountain College, demonstrate the lightness of the dome

1949 Summer Institute, Buckminster Fuller, Architecture. Pictured: Jeffery Lindsay (sunglasses), Joseph Manulik (behind Lindsay), Ysidore Martinez (behind Caviani), Harold Young (cap), Louis Caviani (far right). They are holding: dome of thirty-one-great circle necklace structure of tubular beads and continuous internal cable net. Constructed in Chicago, 1948-1949. Reconstructed at Black Mountain College, Summer 1949. Double heat-sealed pneumatic transparent skin (not pictured) tested at Black Mountain College. Photographer: Masato Nakagawa.

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