The Soleri Archives team met with a team from SMOCA Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art at Cosanti to view some of Paolo Soleri’s early models stored there, for possible inclusion in the planned 2017 exhibition at the Smoca Museum.

[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]

Here is Soleri Archive Director Tomiaki Tamura, giving us a peek at one of Paolo Soleri’s original silt-cast bridges, the “SPANNING BRIDGE”.

A silt-cast model of the “RESEARCH DAM”, carved and cast by Paolo Soleri in the early 1960’s.

The “BOW BRIDGE” model carved and cast by Paolo Soleri in the early 1960’s, is still in pristine condition.

Here are some of the Arcosanti crew in the Soleri Archives, viewing a few of the smaller models that were built for arcology designs later used in the book “Arcology – City in the Image of Man”.

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