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  • You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future | Jonathon Keats

    You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jonathon Keats
    • Narrated By Josh Bloomberg
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    A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist", the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his brilliant mind and lifelong devotion to serving mankind, Fuller's expansive ideas were often dismissed, and have faded from public memory since his death.

  • Forged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age | Jonathon Keats

    Forged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jonathon Keats
    • Narrated By Mark Cabus
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    From the Renaissance master Andrea del Sarto who faked a Raphael masterpiece at the request of his Medici patrons, to the Vermeer counterfeiter Han van Meegeren who duped the avaricious Hermann Goering, to the frustrated British artist Eric Hebborn, who began forging to expose the ignorance of experts, art forgers have challenged "legitimate" art in their own time, breaching accepted practices and upsetting the status quo.

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