"Poetry lies not only in the spoken or written word. The poetry of facts is stronger still. Objects which signify something and which are arranged with talent and with tact create a poetic fact."
(Corbusier, 1923, p.132)
"For Fuller, the stuff of poetry is the patterns of human behaviour and the environment, and the interacting hierarchies of physics and design and industry."
(Applewhite, Cosmic Fishing, p.57)
Which poets might he be compared with? Lucretius, Whitman, Neruda, and Queneau come to mind for their range and philosophical substance, but Fuller rarely showed any lyrical flair, so that his writings in this vein might be said to belong to the category of useful or didactic verse. This question will be explored further, hereabouts:
Fuller - Untitled Epic Poem on the History of Industrialization
Fuller - Intuition
Fuller - No More Secondhand God
THE FULLER MAP
© Paul Taylor 2001