SLOMA screens documentary about Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri

Feb 13, 2015 834

by Jessica Pena

In 1946, Italian architecture student Paolo Soleri discovered a book about Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's legendary winter home located in Scottsdale, Ariz. He immediately wrote to Wright and enclosed some of his sketches. Months later, Wright responded with an invitation to apprentice in Arizona.

This was a major turning point for Soleri, who would eventually become one of the 20th century's leading architectural and environmental visionaries. His life and his works form the subject of the documentary, The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert, which the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art will be screening on Feb. 16.

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