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Author Lima, Antonietta Iolanda.

Title Soleri : architecture as human ecology / Antonietta Iolanda Lima
Published New York, N.Y. : Monacelli Press, 2003


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Description 407 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents Paolo Soleri -- At Taliesin, 1947-48 -- In the Arizona Desert, 1948-49 -- Vietri Sul Mare, 1950-54 -- Cosanti in Scottsdale: In Synergy with Nature, 1955- -- Building the Ecological City, 1969 -- Construction of Arcosanti, an Urban Laboratory, 1970- -- Against Technocracy -- A Design for the City of the Future, 1996 -- A Conversation with Paolo Soleri
Summary "Architect, philospher, craftsman, and pioneer of ecologically sound design, Paolo Soleri is a pivotal figure in twentieth-century architecture. Born in Turin in 1919, Soleri first came to the United States to work with Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1940s, but he soon broke from the master and began developing his own plans for a city of the future, based on the concept of "arcology" (architecture sympathetic to ecology)." "This comprehensive monograph, the first on Soleri to be published in the United States, documents his entire career, from his early work with Frank Lloyd Wright to his seminal ceramics factory (built in Vietri sul Mare, Italy), to his later design for arcologies. Complementing the drawings, sketches, and photographs is an authoritative text by Antoinetta Iolanda Lima, who traces the fascinating evolution of this unique architect throughout his long career."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English translation of: Soleri: architettura come ecologia umana
Subject Soleri, Paolo, 1919-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sustainable architecture -- Italy.
Sustainable architecture -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
LC no. 2002015008
ISBN 1580931030
Other Titles Soleri. English