Publications: Hsiao-Yun Chu



Glancey, Jonathan and Chu, Hsiao-Yun. Dymaxion Car: Buckminster Fuller. IvoryPress, 2010.

A detailed and fully-illustrated and history of the first three Dymaxion cars by R. Buckminster Fuller. Also shows the recent recreation of a Dymaxion car built according to the original plans by Foster & Partners, London.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun and Trujillo, Roberto. New Views on R. Buckminster Fuller, Stanford University Press, 2009.

This volume takes a critical, historical look at the work of R. Buckminster Fuller, tracing the impact of his work on architecture, design and society across the twentieth century.



R. Buckminster Fuller's Model of Nature: Its Role in His Design Process and the Presentation and Reception of His Work, University of Brighton, 2015. Advisors: Jonathan M. Woodham and Jyri Kermik


Contributions to Books

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Geodesic Domes: The Architectural Vernacular of the Counterculture.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Design History and Design Studies, 2016.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. Three entries in The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History, edited by Kenneth Hendrickson (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Chu, Hsiao-Yun.  “Un esbozo biográfico: A Biographical Sketch” in Arquitectura Viva, Buckminster Fuller Monograph (143), 2010.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Paper Mausoleum,” in New Views on R. Buckminster Fuller (2009).

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. Two entries in Material Culture in America: Understading Everyday Life, edited by Shirley Wajda and Helen Sheuemaker (ACB-Clio, 2007).


Peer Reviewed Articles

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. "407 South Forest: The House that Bucky Barely Lived In." West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture Volume 27 No 2, Fall-Winter 2020.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. "The Evolution of the Fuller Geodesic Dome: From Black Mountain to Drop City." Design and Culture, Volume 10 No. 2 (July 2018), 121-138.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun.  “Fuller’s Laboratory Notebook.”  Collections, a Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Fall 2008: 295-305.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “R. Buckminster Fuller: A Brief History Through Documents.” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Florence Symposium of Art and Design, Florence, IT, 15-18 November 2008.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun.  “Learning From Their Elders: Product design students gain insight and inspiration from local senior population.”  Proceedings of the Fourth Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, April 2008.

Day, M. P. Evans, S. Rosen, and H.Y. Chu. “The Sound Web: Audible Wayfinding at San Francisco State University.” Proceedings of the Fourth Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Cambridge Univ., Cambridge UK, April 2008.


Editor Reviewed Articles

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Design History by Kjetil Fallan.” (Review) Winterthur Magazine. Fall 2012.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun.  “Design Ecologies: Essays on the Nature of Design by Lisa Tilder and Beth Blostein, eds.” (Review)  Design and Culture 3:2 (2011): 271-273.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England.” (Review). Collections, A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Fall 2010, 319-320.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Laura Guido-Clark Design.” DESIGN 151, Taipei, Taiwan 2010.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Agua Design: Poetry in Motion.” Taiwan Design Center, San Francisco, May 2010.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Dollar Stores’ Cheap Thrills Come at a Price.” Ambidextrous : Stanford University’s Journal of Design, Spring 2010: 12-13.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Old Trade and New Revolution.” DESIGN  148, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “Managing Design: An Interview with Derek Chen.” Taiwan Design Center, San Francisco, July 2009.

Chu, Hsiao-Yun. “The Shape of Things to Come, or Not? (Review) Ambidextrous Spring 2009: 49.