Showing posts from March, 2013

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 Photo : Jessica Davies 800 -  Literature Photo : Jessica Davies 900 -  History, geography & biography Photo :  Jessica Davies Woolley fish in the 200s. Photo :  Jessica Davies Photo :  Jessica Davies 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

Arizona / Hallelujah

Catalina American Baptist Church in Tucson by Architect Charles Cox, 1960 Here is the National Re gister 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

Arcosanti Clay arcokitty a a A Ceramics Studio Apse  The ceramics studio in operation.  It's good to see connections to Soleri's time at  Taliesin West . A Source:   Soleri: Architecture as Human Ecology Ceramic walkway lighting CRAFTS///

Soleri / Mesa City to Arcosanti

Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 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 Source: Soleri: Architecture as Human Ecology  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.