Wikipedia entry
    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.' 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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    Works

    6 works online

    Exhibitions

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