A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 10, 1964

IT is hard for us to think of two subjects that go together better than R. Buckminster Fuller and Boris Artzybasheff. "I can't remember when I enjoyed working on a TIME cover more," said Artist Artzybasheff, after he had finished painting Designer Fuller with a background that includes Fuller's radome, Dymaxion Car, tensegrity octahedron, an example of energetic-synergetic geometry, the 4D apartment house, a Dymaxion mobile laboratory, a demonstration of the omniequilateral, omnitriangulated finite system, and the 15 axes interconnecting opposite mid-points of the icosahedron's 30 edges. But all this, being very Artzybasheffesque, was topped by the opportunity to do...

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