Plymouth Road Runner 383 They might not have been the most reliable cars, but in the early 1970s, the B-body Chryslers looked great.
‘Pixarification’ Great points here from director Danny Boyle. Where are films such as The French Connection these days, that push the envelope and have adult (not porn) themes? Answer: cable TV.
She had one turkey Once upon a time, when NBC was a struggling network, it tried to ape the success of CBS’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show with The Avengers’ (the real one) Diana Rigg in Diana. The premise: a London fashion designer moves to New York in the hope of hitting the big time. It didn’t work, and the show was cancelled within months.
The Good Life The Americans had a sitcom called The Good Life years before the one with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendall—though with a very different premise. Note that the theme tune is adapted from the English lyrics of Sacha Distel’s ‘La belle vie’, made popular by Tony Bennett as ‘The Good Life’.
Buckminster Fuller Book Covers, 1970s.
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
by R. Buckminster Fuller / Pocket Book Edition, 1970 & 1974
Originally published by Southern Illinois University Press, 1969
Cover art by Gomez
No More Secondhand God (and Other Writings)
by R. Buckminster Fuller / Anchor Books Edition, 1971
Originally published by Southern Illinois University Press, 1963
Cover design by Sydney Butchkes, Cover photograph by Barry Sonnenfeld
Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure
by Buckminster Fuller, edited by Robert W. Marks / Collier Books, 1974
Originally published by Prentice-Hall, © 1963 by Richard Buckminster Fuller
Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity
by Buckminster Fuller / Bantam Books, 1972
© 1969 by Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller: At Home in the Universe
by Alden Hatch / Delta Books, 1976
© 1974 by Alden Hatch
I Seem to be a Verb
by R. Buckminster Fuller with Jerome Agel and Quentin Fiore (graphic designer)
Bantam Books, 1970
The intellectual integrity and infinite order of the universe obviously are vastly greater than man. Man is an invention within it. What one did about this understanding would have to be through design. I decided I must not be a persuader, but a doer.
Buck Reblogging for the 1970s retrofuturistic cool.