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The Cosanti Foundation

3 Book Bundle / Arcology: City in the Image of Man, Soleri: Architecture as Human Ecology and Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature

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Paolo Soleri coffee-table books make the perfect gift! Save $90 on the 3-book bundle. 

Three Books, Arcology: City in the Image of Man, Soleri: Architecture as Human Ecology, and Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature– for $150 (reg price = $240, savings of $90)

Arcology: City in the Image of Man
Cosanti Press is pleased to release this 50th-anniversary edition of Arcology: The City in the Image of Man by Paolo Soleri. Re-edited scales for accuracy and reformated for an easier read, this new edition opens 180 degrees with concealed wire-o binding and durable laminated softcover. Free shipping to anywhere in the US.

First published in 1969 by the MIT Press, this book has become legendary among scholars, architects, artists, and librarians around the world. It established Paolo Soleri as one of the most innovative minds of our time. The challenging concept of Arcology is illustrated with outstanding graphics that place Paolo Soleri alongside such visionary artists as Piranesi, Boullée, or Ledoux.

Format: Softcover with durable vinyl lamination,
19″ x 11.75″, 136 pages
Wire-o binding opens 180 degrees on a flat surface
Publisher: Cosanti Press
Publication Date: June 2019
Edition Description: The Fifth Edition
ISBN: 1-883340-15-5
Library of Congress Control Number 2019905655

Soleri: Architecture as Human Ecology

As much a philosopher as he is an architect, Paolo Soleri worked with Frank Lloyd Wright in the late 1940s and went on to develop his own extensive architectural and philosophical concepts. Since the 60’s he has been involved almost exclusively with the design of alternative urban planning models. By 1970 he had outlined thirty Arcologies, the combination of architecture and ecology to generate complex, compact, highly active, pedestrian cities.

This comprehensive monograph, the first on Soleri to be published in the United States, follows his entire career through a presentation of drawings, sketches, and built work. Newly translated from the Italian and extensively illustrated, it provides the most complete view of Soleri’s work available.

Antonietta Iolanda Lima’s authoritative study of Soleri’s long career demonstrates the fascinating evolution of this uniquely far-reaching and innovative architect.

by Antonietta Iolanda Lima

 Format: Hardcover, 9″x12″, 408 pp,300 illustrations, 100 in color
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Edition Description: First Edition (English)
ISBN: 1-58093-103-0

Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature
In Fall of 2017, the exhibition titled “Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature” curated by Claire Carter at SMoCA produced a retrospective exhibition of seminal American artist and architect Paolo Soleri (1919 – 2013). Over his sixty-year career, Soleri explored thousands of possibilities for the urban built environment in drawings, architectural models, sketchbooks, sculptures, prints and photographs..

The exhibition also investigates Soleri’s personal engagement with the art and architecture of his time; the widespread recognition of his work by museums, scholars and curators; his relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright; and his influence on the American counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. It will also be the first to contextualize the artisan craft program that continues to underwrite the expenses of maintaining Cosanti and Arcosanti—two experimental communities Soleri built in the Arizona desert.

Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature curated by Claire C. Carter with essay by Larry Busbea, Garth Johnson and Jonathon Keats

Format: Hardcover, 13′′ x 9.5′′, 236 pages
Publisher: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Publication Date: 2017
Edition Description: First Edition
ISBN: 978-0-9798936-7-4