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What If?: Collected Writings 1986-2000

Soleri, Paolo

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ISBN 10: 189316344X / ISBN 13: 9781893163447
Published by Berkeley Hills Books, Berkeley, CA, 2002
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xxxvii, 370 pp, Foreword by Harry Rand; Paolo Soleri's What If? by Ron Anastasia; Editor's Note by Kathleen Ryan; Illustrations: What If?, Overview, Four Domains, Space Hypothesis, Space as Reality; Book I. Space: Part 1. Space as Reality, a Hypothesis; Part 2. The Lean Hypothesis and the Lean Alternative; Part 3. Hoppers; Part 4. Bubbles. Book II. Esthequity and Religion: Part 1. Esthequity: A Trnasecological Project; Part 2. Religion; Part 3. Hoppers; Part 4. Bubbles; glossary, about the author, index. First Edition, 2002. "This volume is a meticulously crafted collection of essays, hypothesises and reflections by one of the most provocative and influential architects of the modern era. Encompassing the mature thought of a distinguished career, it is a major contribution to the fields of Urban Design, Architectural Theory, Ecology, Environmental ethics and related disciplines. It includes thirty-five previously unpublished essays, ranging from observations on the nature of The American Dream to speculations about the ultimate purposes of evolution." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with embossed gilt lettering to front board and spine. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 004096

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Title: What If?: Collected Writings 1986-2000

Publisher: Berkeley Hills Books, Berkeley, CA

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Including 35 previously unpublished essays, What If? represents the mature thought of one of the 20th century’s most provocative architects. Accompanying the text is an extensive four-color commentary by the author that expands on, and often challenges, his arguments. A detailed glossary explores such essential Soleri concepts as miniaturization, frugality, "esthequity," and the much-discussed Urban Effect.

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