Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cosanti

I thought you might enjoy a tour of Paolo Soleri's art studio and residence. Soleri's residence on five acres is called "Cosanti."

This first photo shows the walkway to the art store. Soleri is a working artist and architect. He has lived in Paradise Valley for more than 50 years.

Soleri is known for his ceramic and bronze wind bells, and the sound is very nice to hear. I have two Soleri bells hanging in the trees in my backyard. Soleri is also known for his concrete-cast architectural structures.

Soleri is almost 90 years of age. Soleri came to the United States in 1947 and spent 1.5 years in fellowship with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West in Scottsdale and Taliesin East in Wisconsin.



Soleri was born in Turin, Italy and his name means "the Sun."

The second photo shows the front entry sign with some of his bells.

Look for more photos of this special artistic place over the next few days.

Soleri's studio is located in a residential neighborhood in Paradise Valley, 6433 E. Doubletree Road.

14 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

I like this place. Nicely shot too!

Kate said...

I am looking forward to seeing more of this artist's work. Now I have to google him to find out more. Daily photos from around the world certainly are educational!

B SQUARED said...

I don't think I have ever heard ceramic bells. An interesting gentleman.

brattcat said...

That first shot is so beautiful.

Leif Hagen said...

Very cool and "artsy-fartsy!" You do find some really cool art to show us! Keep it up! Love it!

Lois said...

I have never heard of him before! I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of his work. Thanks Julie!

Sharon said...

I'm embarrased to say that I haven't yet been here. I'll have to put it on my list. Your photos make it look very inviting.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

i am looking forward to the rest of this series. It is nice that they have named a street in Scottsdale Soleri Way while Paolo Soleri is still just 90 years young.

Thérèse said...

I would make the same comment as Sharon...
But I have been to Arcosanti, have you?

Jacob said...

Looks lovely. Must be a fascinating place to visit. I knew his name rang a bell!

Don and Krise said...

I am a HUGE Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I'd like to see more of his work.

pasadenaadjacent said...

I will be back. I like it when you spread out a sight over several days. Anything relating to art and architecture

altadenahiker said...

Golly, I love those guys from Torino.

Mirela said...

Very funky style... reminds me a bit of Gaudi :)

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