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Soleri’s Utopia?

 
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peterm



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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:16 am    Post subject: Soleri’s Utopia? Reply with quote

I’m ready to trade in my bronze wind chimes...

https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/15/16781940/paolo-soleri-abuse-daughter-arcosanti
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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute power can corrupt absolutely, particularly with certain character traits thrown into the mix.
As to the thousands of small bronze and earthen bells out there, I seriously doubt Paolo had much to do with them after the first few batches of each were made decades ago...their production provided labor and some small creative outlet for the workshoppers between construction efforts. The larger pieces I thought were his direct work. Still, some may find all objects from the community and the community itself tainted by this news, and I don’t necessarily find fault with that position.
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peterm



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bells are not going anywhere. It was a flippant comment...
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egads



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think Woody Allen's Interiors is one of the best movies ever made.
Ironic that Ronan Farrow (obviously actually Frank Sinatra's son) broke this whole thing.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume you're speaking of Mr Allen's apparent notoriety ?

One hesitates to comment; but:

Just as we are able to consider and appreciate Mr Wright's work without reference to his personal life, it will be good to return, following the current and long-overdue airing of sins and grievances, to a place where we can separate the personal from the professional, with justice and without recrimination.

SDR
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JChoate



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like Mr. Soleri was a real scumbag.

But I'm keeping these bells ...

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peterm



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell’s Bells! 🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/12/18/paolo-soleri-*-abuse-daughter-daniela-soleri


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bells are handsome and the sound is pleasant, but I have a grudge against anyone with wind chimes who hang them outside. They may be calming to the owner of the bells, but they keep me awake.
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