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We are offering ONE of five (5) prints, impeccably reproduced from Paolo Soleri’s original sketches depicting a variety of Soleri bridges drawn in 1970s. These limited edition prints are made in 2012.
In many of the bridge designs, Soleri tries to integrate functional spaces into the structural elements of the bridge. The bridge becomes more than just an instrument which links places together. It is itself a habitable place where people gather and live.
Soleri’s bridges are functional objects of art and engineering which do not need a context to be understood or appreciated. For Soleri, the bridge represents “an ideal subject for the imaginative mind if the mind accepts the discipline that gravity and matter impose.”[PSB-I] Bow Bridge
The original bow bridge was designed for the Luxembourg bridge competition in 1958 as Helium Bridge. Bow bridge shown here is a variation of the bow-shaped multi-functional bridges Soleri explored in early 1960s.
– Black ink on 12″x12″ on acid-free 100# paper
– Limited edition of 100
Although the image does not show, but it is:
– individually numbered
– autographed by Paolo Soleri in 2012
– embossed with Cosanti logo