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Here is the continuation of our report about the 1970 Soleri exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C..

in the photo: exhibition preparation at the Corcoran gallery.

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]
Excerpt from the catalog: “PAOLO SOLERI DOCUMENTA”, commentary and graphics by Donald Wall, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, February 1970.

“Because the Soleri Exhibition accedes to a social relevance seldom attained by most museum exhibitions, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is especially indebted to the Prudential Insurance Company of America for acting as co-sponsor, and to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for aid in the publication of the catalog. Prudentials’s contribution goes beyond the financial: it shows American business interest can exert collaborative pioneering effects on the social reals. And HUD’s participation through the urban renewal demonstration program represents a new dimension of that department’s concern for the achievement of quality in our developing environment. While neither Prudentail, nor HUD necessarily endorse any of Soleri’s particular solutions, both feel that the issue he raises must be heard and discussed at an early date if ever new cities are to be created.”

in the photo: exhibition preparation at the Corcoran gallery. The “Suspension” bridge

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]

in the photo: A large platform was placed into the main atrium, to support the 3D Jersey model.

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]

in the photo: Here we see the base of the 3D Jersey model being assembled.

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]

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in the photo: exhibition preparation at the Corcoran gallery. “ArCanyon” arcology.

in the photo: exhibition preparation at the Corcoran gallery.

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]

in the photo: exhibition preparation at the Corcoran gallery. “Mesa City Markets” and “Mesa City Crafts Villages” scroll drawings.

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]

in the photo: all is ready for the opening

[photo credit: Colly Soleri]

The next segment of this report will be Wednesday, 7/06/2016 and it is about the exhibition opening.

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