Cosanti Foundation, Scottsdale

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  • We were in town for family obligations, and my wife wanted to visit Cosanti. It was an interesting drive to what seemed like a posh neighborhood - not where I was expecting to go for the description o...  more »
  • The Cosanti Foundation offers visitors an insight into the life and work of this visionary, Paolo Soleri - an Italian Immigrant from Turin who became an American citizen. His famous bells are for sale...  more »
  • We visited the Cosanti Foundation/Studio in Scottsdale during our recent visit to Phoenix area. It is located in a very posh residential neighborhood in Scottsdale. There is ample parking. The complex...  more »
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  • Too expensive but interesting. The guide we had was great, but the group was far too large. About 35 people. We couldn't all fit in the rooms. Should be about 12 people per guide. The bronze pouring was fascinating. Price was $15 per person. Half that would have been about right. Hard to believe people lived in these concrete holes in the ground. Reminds me of military bunkers.
  • Background: Cosanti is a designated Arizona historic site, designed by world-renowned architectural innovator Paolo Soleri, featuring terraced landscaping with experimental earth-formed concrete structures. Hear the tones of bronze and ceramic wind-bells strikingly suspended amidst courtyards and visitor paths. There were workshops in progress as we strolled among the "forest" of peaceful bells. The smooth architecture all around us felt very soothing and calming. Inside the store, there are more bronze and ceramic bells also available for purchase. I thought prices were very fair, starting at $30 for a small bronze hanging bell. I don't need to add a bell or a chime to my current collection but l will certainly consider buying from Cosanti in the future and l highly recommend this visit to learn more about the Soleri architectural concept and numerous creations including massive bridges that he built around the world.
  • Fascinating place. Really enjoyed the tour and all the stores about how the facility was established and grew. We were lucky enough to get a tour from one of the directors, who had been part of the organization for decades.
  • Disappointment in the Desert. Has some serious potential, but we were “greeted” by an indifferent staff. At least three areas were inaccessible because of construction work. Learning experience was an unrealized opportunity because of lack of labeling. The setting is great, and the architecure is unique and interesting. That said, this is a sales situation with a potentially very interesting packdrop. Admission to this “store” is free: you get what you pay for.
  • I love the “feel” of this place, it’s like you’ve entered an alternative reality! And.... you can take home a beautiful souvenir as a perpetual reminder!
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