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This edition contains all the text and illustrations found in the giant "Arcology, " photographically reduced somewhat to allow a lower price and enhanced handleability."In the three-dimensional city, man defines a human ecology. In it he is a country dweller and metropolitan man in one. By it the inner and the outer are at 'skin' distance. He has made the city in his own image. Arcology: the city in the image of man."--Paolo Soleri
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"Essentially, there are three points that set Soleri apart from all other utopian planners groping for the next development in man. His arcologies are new communities, totally unrelated to the old urban centers--not plug-in renewals but revolutionary prototypes for a total break with existing planning patterns or theories."Secondly, Soleri postulates the supremacy of esthetics over structure and technology...."And thirdly, Soleri bases his entire arcology neither on economic, social or industrial considerations but on a philosophical system. It is so all-embracing in its scope that it relates the arcological city units to the entire evolution of organic life, from the proto-biological "Urschleim" (primordial ooze) to an as yet unresolved Neo-Matter. This extremely ramified Biological Humanism, touching on every aspect of human existence, defies summation...."--Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, "Architectural Forum"
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Book Description MIT Press, 1970. Spiral-bound. Condition: Acceptable. Jumbo-sized. A - This is a significantly damaged book. It should be considered a reading copy only. Please order this book only if you are interested in the content and not the condition. May be ex-library. Seller Inventory # M0262190605Z4
Book Description MIT Press, 1970. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Second printing. Comb soft cover measures about 24 by 14 inches. The covers don't quite lay flat and a small corner chip on the rear . Book. Seller Inventory # 029990
Book Description MIT Press, 1970. Spiral-bound. Condition: Very Good. NICE CONDITION MASSIVE AND OBLONG ELEPHANT FOLIO - SIZED SPIRAL-BOUND SOFTCOVER BOOK; 122 PAGES OF TEXT WITH 55 ILLUSTRATIONS AND 30 ILLUSTRATED PLATES. VERY GOOD+ CONDITION: NO TORN OR MISSING PAGES; NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN THE TEXT; NO OWNERSHIP MARKINGS. ORIGINAL SOFTCOVER BINDING, WITH LIGHT WEAR, FRAYING, AND A SPOT OF RESIDUE ON FRONT. A SOLID AND ATTRACTIVE COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK. loc: rare shelf. Seller Inventory # T-3252