Introduction
Kenneth Duane Snelson (June 29, 1927 – December 22, 2016) was an American contemporary sculptor and photographer. His sculptural works are composed of flexible and rigid components arranged according to the idea of 'tensegrity'. Snelson preferred the descriptive term floating compression. Snelson said his former professor Buckminster Fuller took credit for Snelson's discovery of the concept that Fuller named tensegrity. Fuller gave the idea its name, combining 'tension' and 'structural integrity.' Ironically Kārlis Johansons had exhibited tensegrity sculptures several years before Snelson was even born. The height and strength of Snelson's sculptures, which are often delicate in appearance, depend on the tension between rigid pipes and flexible cables.
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Q931065
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Introduction
American sculptor known for his monumental kinetic works constructed metal cables and tubes.
Nationalities
British, American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Names
Kenneth Snelson, Kenneth D. Snelson
Ulan
500007005
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