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READ PDF ì The Urban Ideal: Conversations with Paolo Soleri ⚟ Although Paolo Soleri is one of the world s most famous and influential architects, little has been written about his life, work, and thought The Urban Ideal fills that gap Based on interviews conducted at Arcosanti in spring , these conversations cover Soleri s youth and education in fascist Italy, his immigration to America, and his radical approach to architecture that culminated in his ideal city based on the concept of arcology , architecture coherent with ecology A tad repetitive, the book offers great advice and background on the urban ideal according to Paolo Soleri.Soleri describes us as homo sapiens, and action man homo faber, the toolmaker, the fabricator, who transforms his natural environment into an increasingly man made environment Soleri has focused his creative life on design theory for ideal human social habitats.Soleri states Most of the present environmental efforts are patch up jobs Increasing car mileage and recycling are important, b A tad repetitive, the book offers great advice and background on the urban ideal according to Paolo Soleri.Soleri describes us as homo sapiens, and action man homo faber, the toolmaker, the fabricator, who transforms his natural environment into an increasingly man made environment Soleri has focused his creative life on design theory for ideal human social habitats.Soleri states Most of the present environmental efforts are patch up jobs Increasing car mileage and recycling are important, but they don t touch the core issue The source of our problems is that we ve given ourselves the wrong pattern to build upon We are groping our priorities are upside down and we get trapped by things Counter to current trends, I insist on a paradigm of complexity and miniaturization because that is what every living thing is made of We cannot continue to build tiny little limbs scattered all over the planet without connections We know that in biology a system is viable because it is rich in interwoven, cooperative subsystems Great words, inspiring man