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This 608-page book recounts the history of Seaside and chronicles the architectural schemes and writings inspired by this new town.

Visions of Seaside will be a hardcover-bound 9.5” X 10.5” book with dust jacket printed on high quality archival paper. This 608-page publication contains over 1,000 drawings, photographs and diagrams created for Seaside and writings and thoughts by many, including Vincent Scully, Paul Goldberger, Robert Davis and Andres Duany.

Visions of Seaside recounts the history of the making of the town, chronicles the numerous architectural and planning schemes that have been developed for Seaside, and outlines a blueprint for moving forward over the next 25 to 50 years. In addition, this book is a teaching tool that illuminates the principles and techniques of town planning, which have helped shape Seaside and launch the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).

The publication was initially conceived as a modest 224-page book. However, the overwhelming repository of material, Seaside’s rich history and scholarly writings contributed by a long list of notable architects and urbanists have resulted in one more than doubled in size.

Our publisher, Rizzoli, has expressed concern that the resultant retail price of this informative document may limit sales and accessibility. They have suggested that we raise approximately $35,000 to offset production costs in order to keep the price affordable.

Prior to launching this Kickstarter project, $9,000 had been raised. These donors have jumpstarted this campaign, and I am very grateful to them. Our goal now is to raise an additional $25,000 and then it will be off to the printer! 

DESCRIPTION OF REWARDS

All rewards have U.S. shipping already included.  International shipping will require additional fees.

The Seaside Pavilions poster:  This is a 24- x 36-inch vertical poster depicting computer-generated line drawings of the 11 Seaside pavilions in reflex blue. It was created by Dhiru Thadani with assistance from students from the University of Miami architecture department.

The “Visions of Seaside” book:  A 9.5” x 10.5” hardcover-bound book with dust jacket printed on high quality archival paper. This 608-page publication contains over 1,000 drawings, photographs and diagrams created for Seaside and essays by noted architects, planners and other new urban professionals. 

The Vintage V-Neck T-shirt:  A replica of the first t-shirt designed by Daryl Davis to sell at the Seaside market in the early 1980s.  Andres Duany is wearing the original in this photo while working on plans in Seaside with Victoria Casasco, Ernesto Buch, Teófilo Victoria  and Luis Trelles.

The “Getaway” Packages: A stay in the Seaside Institute’s new academic village.  Please inquire for more details.  Visit must be when village is not being used by the Institute for other programming, but weekends are available in every season.  Transportation and meals not included. 

Interior of the "getaway cottage" in Seaside, Fla.
Interior of the "getaway cottage" in Seaside, Fla.

The Autographed Options:  Only contributions of $1,000 or more will be autographed by the author and founders of Seaside.  These contributors will also be mentioned in the book either in a text paragraph or on an individual line in the frontispeace of the book.

 

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The book, which I have spent over a year working on, is completely written, edited and laid out. Once this project is funded, the book can be sent to our publisher for final editing and printing.

I expect the book to be in production in April and books shipped out to our supporters by the end of the month. However, the publishing timeline will be out of my hands and in Rizzoli's. If for some reason, the book is held up, I will communicate any changes to you and let you know if the release date will need to be revised. The other gifts can be distributed on schedule, even if the books end up being delayed.

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    The Book Deal! The book and a poster. Be one of the first to receive at this under market-value price.

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    The Big Deal: A book, poster and t-shirt for this incredible price.

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    The Getaway Package: The Big Deal plus a weekend stay for four (two cottages) in the Seaside Institute’s new academic village (see full description in Rewards Descriptions section). Shipping is for The Big Deal package only :-)

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    Acknowledgment in a text paragraph in the front of the book and two copies of the book signed by Dhiru Thadani and Robert and Daryl Davis.

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    The Super-Sized Cottage Experience: Acknowledgment in a text paragraph in the front of the book and two copies of the book signed by Dhiru Thadani and Robert and Daryl Davis plus a week stay for four (in two cottages) in the Seaside Institute’s new academic village (see full description in Rewards Description section). Shipping is included for the books.

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    Acknowledgment on an individual line in the frontispiece of the book, and ten copies of the book signed by Dhiru Thadani and Robert and Daryl Davis.

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