Seaside

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Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination. Built and Unbuilt Architecture Cover Image
By Dhiru A. Thadani, Vincent Scully (Foreword by), Paul Goldberger (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780847841530
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Rizzoli - September 3rd, 2013

Time magazine noted that Seaside "could be the most astonishing design achievement of its era…." Visions of Seaside is the most comprehensive book on the history and development of the nation’s first and most influential New Urbanist town.


Seaside Cover Image
By Steven Brooke (Photographer)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781589802834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - June 1st, 2005

This completely revised second edition of Seaside is the guide to the famous Florida resort town, complete with maps, walking tours, updated addresses, aerial views, and a look inside some of Seaside's most beautifully decorated homes. For the first time, a complete list of every town structure and its designer is included.


$22.95
SKU: 9780871974105

"To see this book is to see the town of Seaside - an extraordinary
community built from an original vision. The recipes and anecdotes
provide an insight into the lives of the residents, and the spectacular
full-color photographs of Seaside evoke the spirit of the community -
always color everywhere and changing with the light."


$12.95
SKU: seaside_pickets

"Seaside teaches us that
there is another kind of growth--growth that occurs in concentrated,
walkable settlements instead of an endlessly dispersed sprawl." --The
Boston Globe Seaside is a world-famous Florida Panhandle town created by
renowned planning pioneers and architects. This fascinating, beautiful
example of urban design has been praised by everyone from expert
journalists to England's Prince of Wales. Developed around the
fundamental idea that a community is forged by social, pleasant design,
the Seaside code decrees that all structures have a picket fence. The
fences that range so dazzlingly in form and style are required for their
aesthetic appeal and their unique ability to define communal space.
Steven Brooke captures them in stunning detail in the photographic
journey Seaside Picket Fences.


$9.95
SKU: seaside_postcard

Tourists from every continent travel to Seaside, Florida, to enjoy
its beautiful beaches, its award-winning architecture, its diverse
restaurants, and its wide program of cultural and sports events.
Designed by small-town-planning pioneers Andres Duany and Elizabeth
Plater-Zyberk, Seaside boasts work from renowned architects such as Leon
Krier and Walter Chatham. Even the Prince of Wales, England’s and
perhaps the world’s harshest architectural critic, has called Seaside a
model of humane urban planning.

Now the serene twilight cityscapes, intimate interiors, and even the
Yellow House (the first home in Seaside) are presented to you in this
dazzling collection of thirty postcards. By flipping through this
artistically photographed assortment, it is easy to see all of the
elements that make Seaside the small town that has influenced
architecture throughout the world.


$11.95
SKU: seaside_notecard

Tourists from every continent travel to Seaside, Florida, to enjoy
its beautiful beaches, its award-winning architecture, its diverse
restaurants, and its wide program of cultural and sports events.
Designed by small-town-planning pioneers Andres Duany and Elizabeth
Plater-Zyberk, Seaside boasts work from renowned architects such as Leon
Krier and Walter Chatham. Even the Prince of Wales, England's and
perhaps the world's harshest architectural critic, has called Seaside a
model of humane urban planning.

Now the serene twilight cityscapes, intimate interiors, and even the
Yellow House (the first home in Seaside) are presented to you in this
dazzling collection of twelve notecards. By flipping through this
artistically photographed assortment, it is easy to see all of the
elements that make Seaside the small town that has influenced
architecture throughout the world.


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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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