July 14, 2003
As much visionary as architect, Paolo Soleri, born in Turin in 1919, worked
with Frank Lloyd Wright in the late 1940s and went on to develop his own
organically expressive architecture. Since 1935, he has been involved almost
exclusively with the design of alternative urban planning models. By 1970 he had
designed thirty "Arcologies," his term for a series of high-density,
fantastically unreal megastructures for up to six million inhabitants.
This comprehensive monograph, the first on Soleri to be published in the
United States, follows his career through a presentation of drawings, sketches,
and built work. Since settling in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1956, Soleri has made
a lifelong commitment to research and experimentation in urban planning,
establising the Cosanti Foundation.
408 p., 31 x 25 cm