Year: ca 1947 - present
Notes: Paolo Soleri came to the United States in 1947 after graduating from the Torino Polytechnico in Italy with a Ph.D. in architecture in 1946. He spent a year-and-a-half in fellowship with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West in Arizona, and at Taliesin East in Wisconsin. The processes he became familiar with in the ceramics industry during a commission for "Ceramica Artistica Solimene" led to his award-winning designs of ceramic and bronze windbells. For over 30 years, the proceeds from the windbells have provided funds for construction to test his theoretical work with the Arcosanti Project.
Photo Credit: **Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.