Architecture & Design

347: Jonathan Marvel

When he was a boy, his great-uncle Buckminster Fuller often came to the house. “He would clear his throat halfway through dinner, then stand up and talk for three hours.” When Marvel was a young man, he stayed in Isamu Noguchi’s studio. “In return for living there, I cooked for him on Sundays.” (As a young man, I crashed on my cousin Sheldon’s couch.) An architect and his early influences, presented with the Center for Architecture.

Person: Buckminster Fuller
Place: Noguchi’s studio
Thing: his sketchbook
Randy’s Thing: a Tulsa church

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