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one of buckminster fuller’s first geodesic domes

from buckminster fuller posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

In 1953, Buckminster Fuller was commissioned by the architect of the Nautilus Motor Inn in Woods Hole to design a building for the Inn's restaurant. The geodesic dome that Fuller constructed with the help of his students in 1954 is his oldest surviving geodesic dome and one of the first built for commercial use.

The Dome Restaurant closed in 2002, and as of 2008, there were plans for Fuller's grandnephew to oversee the restoration of the building.

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the heidelberg project

from the heidelberg project posted in art and design by ajdi78

The found objects displayed in this outdoor art exhibit symbolize the post riot plight of Detroit’s “Black Bottom” neighborhood. Creator Tyree Guyton is the subject of the Emmy Award Winning Documentary, Come Unto Me, the Faces of Tyree Guyton.

The Counting Crows were in town and asked to be dropped off here. They didn't realize the improbability of finding a taxi when they were ready to leave. This isn't exactly a "cab-hailing" part of town.

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carhenge

from carhenge, omaha (the movie) posted in art and design by donkeyoti

Located near the town of Alliance, NE, Carhenge is a Midwestern sculptural interpretation/homage to the famous Stonehenge of Britain. Made out of cars that have set upright and painted a slate gray, the 10-acre art installation features a number of different large scale metal sculptures including a Spawning Salmon, a dinosaur, and upright multi-colored cars representing the different stages of a wheat crop.

Carhenge was also featured in the seldom seen (but thoroughly awesome) Omaha (The Movie). The film features roving gangs of kick-boxers from Des Moines as the villains, and the movie broke the 4th-wall-of-documentary trope long before The Office.

For those looking to purchase a piece of Americana art, Carhenge went up for sale in October of 2011. Price tag: $300,000.

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eames house

from charles and ray eames posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Charles and Ray Eames designed their house as part of the Case Study House Program for Arts & Architecture magazine. It was built in 1949 out of prefabricated materials in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.

According to Ice Cube, 'they was doing mashup before mashups even existed.'

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office of charles and ray eames

from charles and ray eames posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Charles and Ray Eames operated out of this renovated garage on 901 Washington Blvd (now known as 901 Abbot Kinney) from 1941 until Ray died in 1988. The office had very few permanent rooms. Walls could be moved to accommodate research or transform the space into a shooting stage.

The artifacts from their office are preserved at the Library of Congress. The building has been remodeled and is currently not open to the public.

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