First published in 1969 by the MIT Press, this book has become legendary among scholars, architects, artists, and librarians around the world. It established Paolo Soleri as one of the most innovative minds of our time. The challenging concept of Arcology is illustrated with outstanding graphics that place Paolo Soleri alongside such visionary artists as Piranesi, Boullée, or Ledoux.
Arcology is Paolo Soleri’s concept of cities which embody the fusion of architecture with ecology. In his book, Arcology: The City in Image of Man (1969), Soleri proposes a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form that is the opposite of urban sprawl with its inherently wasteful consumption of land, energy resources and time, and tendency to isolate people from each other and the community. Miniaturization creates the Urban Effect, the complex interaction between diverse entities and individuals, which mark healthy systems both in the natural world and in every successful and culturally significant city in history.
Arcology: The City in the Image of Man
NEW 2019 50th Anniversary Edition
by Paolo Soleri
Format: Softcover with durable vinyl lamination,
19″ x 11.75″, 136 pages
Wire-o binding opens 180 degrees on a flat surface
Publisher: Cosanti Press
Publication Date: June 2019
Edition Description: The Fifth Edition
Library of Congress Control Number 2019905655