ARCOLOGY: THE CITY IN THE IMAGE OF MAN by Paolo Soleri
MIT Press, 1972, Fourth printing, 122 pp., 9 1/4" X 15 1/2", Hardcover
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Arcology: The City in the Image of Man 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 embodies the fusion of architecture with ecology. In this book, 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.