What is tensegrity?
"The word 'tensegrity' is an invention: a contraction of 'tensional integrity.' Tensegrity describes a structural-relationship principle in which structural shape is guarenteed by the finitely closed, comprehensively continuous, tensional behaviors of the system and not by the discontinuous and exclusively local compressional member behaviors. Tensegrity provides the ability to yield increasingly without ultimately breaking or coming asunder"
- Richard Buckminster Fuller (exerpt from Synergetics, p. 372.)
Catalog Essay for Kenneth Snelson Exhibition at:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. , June - August 1981
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, September - November 1981
Uiversity of Houston, Texas, January - February 1982
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