Repositioning Paolo Soleri


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-0-9798936-7-4 Binding: Hard Bound Pages: 236pp Publication Date: Fall 2019 Rights World: Available Size: 13” x 9.5” Landscape
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The richly illustrated catalogue Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature presents the drawings, sculptures and models the seminal artist and architect produced from 1947 until the mid-1970s—during the richest years of his artistic evolution. These selected works represent Soleri’s most creative moments when he was making his artwork and constructing his home-studio, primarily with his own hands. Four chapters by expert historians closely examine Soleri’s often-overlooked achievements within the disciplines of design and craft, futurist and utopian architecture, and 1970s theories of consciousness-raising and therapy. The book demonstrates the widespread popular interest and excitement about Soleri’s ideas in 1970 and offer a variety of possibilities for the steep decline in his popularity and the resulting lack of historical attention paid to this important artist. Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature is the only monograph to analyze Soleri’s art and ideas after 2009. Radical new material includes an extensive annotated bibliography, a previously unpublished 1974 interview with the architect and a photographic essay of Soleri’s two experimental communities, Cosanti and Arcosanti.

Claire C. Carter is a curator and writer focused on contemporary visual art, architecture and design. Her many original publications and exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art have received both national and international awards.




Hard Bound



Publication date

Fall 2019

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13” x 9.5” Landscape