In 1970, the first spade of soil was turned over at Arcosanti, setting in motion an ambitious project to redefine the notion of what a city could be. Over its 50 years, Arcosanti would capture the attention of the architectural world and attract thousands of ordinary people to come build it and strive for the life it promised: a leaner, intentional, integrated existence in harmony with the natural surrounding environment. To commemorate Arcosanti, the “urban laboratory” that dared to design itself differently around people and not cars, around community and not sprawl, the Legacy of Arcosanti 50th Anniversary Windbell marks its achievement and longevity as a project that continues to inspire, inform, and innovate well beyond its footprint atop a desolate mesa in the Arizona desert.
A substantial portion from the sale of each Legacy of Arcosanti Windbell directly supports The Cosanti Foundation and the preservation of Arcosanti, its project demonstrating the concept of “arcology,” a way of building and living that is balanced with the Earth.
Arcology: The City in the Image of Man (50th Anniversary Edition)
Cosanti Press is pleased to release this 50th-anniversary edition ofArcology: The City in the Image of Manby Paolo Soleri. Re-edited scales for accuracy and reformatted 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
Arcology is Paolo Soleri's concept of cities which embodies the fusion of architecture with ecology. In his book, Arcology: The City in the Image of Man (1969), Soleri proposes a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form that is the opposite of urban sprawl with its inherently wasteful consumption of land, energy resources and time, and tendency to isolate people from each other and the community. Miniaturization creates the Urban Effect, the complex interaction between diverse entities and individuals, which mark healthy systems both in the natural world and in every successful and culturally significant city in history.
Arcology: The City in the Image of Man
NEW 2019 50th Anniversary Edition
by Paolo Soleri
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
Library of Congress Control Number 2019905655
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