Reflections On Seaside by Dhiru Thadani Available for Order

March 15, 2021 by SoWal Staff

Reflections On Seaside by acclaimed architect, author, and urbanist Dhiru A. Thadani celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the town of Seaside, returning to the place that has inspired countless designers, architects, urban planners, and everyday citizens in the search for the ideal hometown. The work is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Visions of Seaside, published in 2013.

The 848-page book contains 3 dozen images of Seaside by founder and Moon Creek Studios Photographer Kurt Lischka. It will be in stores soon, including Sundog Books in Seaside.

Reflections On Seaside is the most comprehensive book on the history and development of the nation's first and most influential New Urbanist town. The book chronicles history, evolution, and development of the Florida town, which has had a significant global influence on town planning around the world. The book features, among other elements, new projects built in and around the town since the publication of the first book in 2013 and offers a blueprint for moving forward into the future. New essays by a wide array of prominent architects and designers, including Robert A.M. Stern, Andrés Duany, Deborah Berke, Steven Holl, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Ray Gindroz, and Scott Merrill, among many others, examine urbanism today as well as other pertinent topics such as sustainability and the environment. Thadani hopes this new volume will cement Seaside’s place in the forum of traditional Urbanism, as a city of ideas, as a major influence on the process and reality of innovative urban planning, and as a power to inspire new and future projects.

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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS: Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA, is an architect, author, and urbanist who has worked on projects across the globe and now serves as urban design consultant to several U.S. and international cities. HRH Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. Joseph P. Riley Jr. is an American politician who served for ten terms as mayor of Charleston, South Carolina (1975-2016). Léon Krier is an architect, architectural theorist, urban planner, and prominent advocate of New Urbanism and New Traditional architecture. He is also adviser to Charles, Prince of Wales.


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