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Seasideby Steven Brooke
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Tourists fromevery continent travel to Seaside to enjoy its beautiful beaches, award-winningarchitecture, diverse restaurants, and array of cultural and sports events.Designed by small-town planning pioneers AndrEs Duany and ElizabethPlater-Zyberk, Seaside boasts work from renowned architects such as Leon Krierand Walter Chatham. Even Englandis Prince of Wales has called Seaside a model ofhumane urban planning.This small community was founded in1980 on a remote eighty acres near the town of Seagrove Beach along Floridaisnorthwest Gulf coast. Through his close friendship with Seaside founder RobertDavis, writer and photographer Steven Brooke gained unique insight into thethinking and planning that gave birth to Seaside, a community constructed on thebelief that iour lives are unalterably affected by our architecturalsurroundings.i With nearly two hundred lush color photographs, Brooke takes thereader from the earliest pioneer stages of the town, with its dirt streets andscrub landscape, to its development as an emerging cultural and intellectualcenter. In Seaside, we view the town from the first tin-roofedcottages to streets and boulevards of award-winning houses and public buildings.Brookeis text includes a discussionof the architectural elements that compose the Florida style and elaborates onthe widely hailed urban design principles in effect at Seaside. This is theguide to the town of Seaside, complete with maps, walking tours, aerial views, and a look inside some of Seasideis most beautifully decorated homes. Brookeisimages, which celebrate both the townis architecture and spirit, havecontributed to Seasideis fame--the small town that influenced architecturethroughout the world.
With nearly two hundred lush, color photographs, writer and photographer Steven Brooke takes the reader from the earliest pioneer stages of the town of Seaside to its development as an emerging cultural and intellectual center.
Steven Brooke's Seaside is the guide to the town of Seaside, complete with maps, walking tours, aerial views, and a look inside some of Seaside's most beautifully decorated homes. Brooke's text includes a discussion of the architectural elements that make up the Florida style and elaborates on the widely hailed urban design principles in effect at Seaside.
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.
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