CHARAS – Improbable Dome Builders

By Syeus Mottel

A story of the ’70s: when six New York ex-gangsters met Buckminster Fuller and built a geodesic dome. In 1970 a meeting took place in an empty loft on the Lower East Side of Manhattan between R. Buckminster Fuller, the revolutionary architect and inventor of the geodesic dome, and six ex-gang members who called themselves “CHARAS.” After a few hours, they found themselves having an earnest and important conversation, and the young men of CHARAS decided to begin implementing Bucky’s ideas. This edition also includes a new interview with Michael Ben-Eli looking back on the project four decades later.

New York, 2017, 24x17cm, 240pp. illustrated, Paperback.

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