2019 will be a significant year for the Cosanti Foundation. We will kick off the 50th Anniversary of Arcosanti, culminating in events in 2020. We will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of our founder, Paolo Soleri. And we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s introduction to arcology, which Soleri revealed in Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, published by MIT Press in 1969.

Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is legendary among scholars, architects, artists, and librarians around the world. It established Soleri as one of the most innovative minds of our time. The concept of Arcology is illustrated with outstanding graphics that place Paolo Soleri alongside such visionary artists as Piranesi, Boullée, and Ledoux.

The most current edition of Arcology, published in 2006, is now out of print and not available for purchase unless you find one in used condition. In 2019, Cosanti Press will publish the 50th Anniversary edition of this seminal work so it can continue to inspire and influence more generations of students, scholars and more.

But we cannot do this without your help. As you know, Cosanti Foundation is a charitable nonprofit, and relies upon the generosity of its supporters to spread the message about Arcology. In order to publish Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, we need your support. Your contribution to the Cosanti Foundation will support our education programming, which includes this publication and the many other programs we offer to keep inspiring people to imagine a different future in our urban lives.

We are inviting you to be on the ground floor of this 50th Anniversary celebration by making a donation to Cosanti Foundation by the end of 2018.

First of all, of course we want to share with you a copy of the 50th Anniversary edition of Arcology once it is published. But we have some other special gifts for you available for larger donations, including limited edition Soleri prints and the possibility of adding to your collection one of the few original 1999 versions of the publication still available in the world. This is a special cloth-bound edition published while Soleri was still living, but which cannot be found in bookstores anywhere. Fewer than 100 of these original, cloth-bound boxed editions is still available in mint condition, and one of them can be yours for a donation of $2,500 or more.

At whatever level you can give, we hope you will join us in kicking off this anniversary year. Your donation could be deductible in the 2018 tax year, so we are making this opportunity available only through December 31, 2018. And to make this opportunity especially attractive, we are offering you some special gifts associated with your donation.

Here are the opportunities for you to support our campaign:

$250 Donation:

You will receive a gift valued @$100 – A 50th Anniversary edition Arcology Book (valued @$100 retail when published)

$500 Donation:

You will receive a gift valued @$200

  • A 50th Anniversary edition Arcology Book (valued @$100 retail when published)
  • A limited numbered edition Arcology Print – 100 made and autographed by Soleri with Cosanti Logo embossed, black ink on 12”x12” paper, (ONE of 5 prints, valued @$100 retail)

$1,000 Donation:

You will receive a gift valued @$600

  • A 50th Anniversary edition Arcology Book (valued @$100 retail when published)
  • A set of 5 limited numbered edition Arcology Prints – 100 made and autographed by Soleri with Cosanti Logo embossed, black ink on 12”x12” paper (ALL of 5 prints photographed above: valued @$500 retail)

$2,500 Donation:

You will receive a gift valued @$1,200+

  • A 50th Anniversary edition Arcology Book (valued @$100 retail when published)
  • A set of 5 limited numbered edition Arcology Prints (100 made and autographed by Soleri with Cosanti Logo embossed, black ink on 12”x12” paper, valued @$100 retail, one of 5 prints photographed below, never available before)
  • A limited edition (only 300 made in 1999, hardcover/cloth-bound ) Arcology book recently discovered in the publisher’s warehouse. Only 50 copies available. (estimated value: @$600+)
    • Clothbound hardcover format 16″ x 9″, 134 pages
    • Soleri signature embossed on the cover
    • Black cardboard sleeve case that the book goes in is beautifully printed and assembled.
    • Mailing cardboard box
    • ISBN 0-927015-16-1
    • Published in 1999
    • Published by Bridgewood Press

$5,000 Donation:

You will receive a gift valued $3,200+

  • A 50th Anniversary edition Arcology Book (valued @$100 retail when published)
  • A set of 5 limited numbered edition (100 made each and autographed by Paolo Soleri, Cosanti Logo embossed, 12”x12” black ink on paper) Arcology Prints (valued $500 retailed, never available before)
  • A limited edition (only 300 made in 1999, hardcover/cloth-bound) Arcology book recently discovered in the publisher’s warehouse. Only 50 copies available. (estimated value: @$600+)
    + An Original Sketch of Arcology, black ink on 8.5”x11” paper, autographed by Soleri (valued @$2,000+)
  • P.S. Your long-time support for the Cosanti Foundation has enabled us to change the minds of generations of students, scholars and the public for five decades. We hope you will consider a generous gift to help us continue advancing our mission in 2019 and beyond. We cannot do this without you!

Make your donation now