Arcosanti, 2012. Pedro Bandeira
In this journey, Pedro Bandeira takes us to Arcosanti, the city of Paolo Soleri. In a tail about the experience of driving the American interior by car, avoiding cities and “collecting nature parks and deserts”, Pedro Bandeira wanders between the desert an the meaning of the trip. On the way, he finds Arcosanti, exploring the experimental city isolated in Arizona, revealing it in the negatives of the Kodak 35mm black-and-white film, uncovering the level of detail of Soleri’s architecture, “capable of taming the various reinforced concrete masses” but also the “pragmatic informality” with which time and the community that lives there occupied the place. The book is part of the collection Journeys which aim is to construct a map of emotions from unique journeys undertaken by recognised personalities from the architectural culture. A tour around the various continents, but also the universe of its authors.
Publisher: CIRCO DE IDEIAS. 2017. Softcover. 16×21 cm. Pages: 84. Language: English/portuguese. BW illustrated. RRP:€ 14,00. ISBN: 978-989-99184-4-3