Woolley / Dewey

 Biblioscosmos by Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley, 1959 at the Fresno County Library
"Composition symbolizes the diverse but interlocked fields of knowledge within the Dewey Decimal System of book classification."

Source: Ellamarie Woolley: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1977

000 - Information science & general work

Jessica Davies was nice enough to allow me to use the photos she took of Biblioscosmos. 

100 -Philosophy and psychology

Photo: Jessica Davies

300 - Social Sciences

Photo: Jessica Davies

400 - Language


800 - Literature


900 - History, geography & biography


Woolley fish in the 200s.




I actually made it out there and took a few pictures myself.

The front of the library.

A year after this library commission, Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley did another in Whittier, CA. 
You can check that one out here

Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley

Source: Metalsmith

Arizona / Hallelujah


Catalina American Baptist Church in Tucson by Architect Charles Cox, 1960
Here is the National Register nomination form for the building.

Not really the "Modern Service" I was looking for.


Rose and Erni Cabat Studio

Tucson is an interesting town

Gladys and David Wright House by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1951 in Phoenix

What's with the missing landscaping? 


The house is under threat of demolition.  You can read the story here.
View a slideshow here

Interesting Max Gottschalk rolling chair in use at a gallery in Scottsdale. 

Arizona finds: Eames DTM and Milo Baughman for Pacific Iron coffee table.
Brining California Design back to where it belongs.

Arcosanti / A







Clay arcokitty


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Ceramics Studio Apse


 The ceramics studio in operation. 

It's good to see connections to Soleri's time at Taliesin West.

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Ceramic walkway lighting

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Soleri / Mesa City to Arcosanti


40 ft long Soleri design for Mesa City, 1959
The Mesa City plan is where Soleri began articulating his urban design principles of high density living 
that is in harmony with nature.


Soleri has a history of using rolls of butcher paper for his architectural drawings.  
There was still a roll of it in his office when I was there last December.

Paolo working on Mesa City at Cosanti

Soleri's sketchbook

That's quite a cover...

It looks like he's had it for quite a while.
Source: Life Magazine, 1966

1959 Aluminum apse model





Now those are some land use designations

This exhibition ends April 28.