Remember when there were architecture magazines? On paper? And they would send photographers with carloads of camera equipment and black-and-white film to far off locations to photograph buildings that looked as if they would make a difference in a rapidly changing culture? Orlando Cabanban was one of those photographers. In 1972, on assignment from PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE magazine, he showed up at Arcosanti where Paolo Soleri and a small group of volunteer assistants were “reinventing urban civilization”.

[text by Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein]

Now retired, Cabanban recently came upon prints of the photos he took here 41 years ago. He has donated them to the Soleri Archive where they are being filed and admired. Here are a couple for you to admire now.

Thank you, Orlando Cabanban. 

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