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January 12, 2014

Cosanti Bells







In what appears to be a residential part of an upper-class district of Phoenix, resides the famous Cosanti of Paolo Soleri.













Mr Soleri was born in Italy in 1919 and came to Arizona in 1956, where he established his business and foundation, and lived until his death only last year. He was a world-renowned architect and innovator. He lived simply and attempted to create an architecture that was one with ecology, in what he called: archology.

Cosanti is considered  to be an Arizona historic site. It features an incredible selection of ceramic and bronze windbells suspended along courtyards and pathways. Handcrafted and unique in shape and sound, the bells are gentle, and very much in harmony with their surroundings.














This is an enchanting place,a peaceful space, with  the constant tones of ... well ... bells. And a parrot.


















Photos by Jim Murray.
Copyright 2014.

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