In this book, Soleri discusses why the city structure must contract and miniaturize in order to support our complex economic, social, and cultural activities, and to give individuals a new perspective and renewed trust in society and the future. Soleri skillfully engages the reader in a lively discourse, showing that the city can be humane, healthy, dynamic and stimulating place to be.
“Arcosanti: an Urban Laboratory? helps us to understand that humankind is in the midst of a transition into an urban form of global existence and that the kind of imaginative thinking which has to go into the design of this form has in many instances not even begun. I find that the focusing on the city enables us to bring together more disparate elements in the human enterprise and to see them in a coherent vision, more so than any other paradigm of thinking could provide. Soleri realizes that neither technology alone nor politics alone nor religion alone can provide the framework of imagination for the future we all need.”
[Harvey Cox, Professor of Divinity, Harvard University]
by Paolo Soleri
Format: Softcover, 5.75″ x 8.75″, 95 pages
Publilsher: Cosanti Press
Publication Date: 1993
Edition Description: Third Edition