Paolo Soleri Is the True Legend of the Arizona Architecture Scene

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Madsen and her film are prime examples of Paolo Soleri's lifelong beliefs in the lean, frugal, and creative. She raised $11,000 on Kickstarter to cover some of the costs of filming and post-production on Beyond Form, most of which she did herself. "Paolo's life inspires all of us to do what we dream about — to not give up, to not be afraid to go against the grain or be unconventional," Madsen muses. "He taught me that there's not one right way for a person to do something they want to do and that it doesn't have to be perfect before you start."

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