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Finite and Infinite Games
James P. Carse - 2013-01-05 (first published in 1986)
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There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, wh...
Bryan Formhals
One of the only philosophy books I ever recommend 'Finite and Infinite Games' by James Carse (affiliate link)      source
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Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia
Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges
June Williamson - 2021-01-20
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Demonstrates how suburbia is transforming due to the retrofitting movement Architects and developers are proving that the retrofitting drive is making a big difference in how we improve our world. Focusing on the essential challenges for redevelopment in the 21st century, this fully-illustrated, colorful book showcases exemplary built case studies ...
Bryan Formhals
Living back in a suburban environment has me thinking about the commercial corridors lined with strip malls, many of which are about half full. My nightly read led me to this book which very interesting      source
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Dream Street
W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project
Alan Trachtenberg - 2003-10-17
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In 1955, having just ended his high-profile but stormy career with Life magazine by resigning, W. Eugene Smith was commissioned to spend three weeks in Pittsburgh and produce one hundred photographs for noted journalist and author Stefan Lorant's book commemorating the city's bicentennial. Smith stayed a year, compiling nearly sixteen thousand phot...
Bryan Formhals
The book is hit and miss and mostly known for some of the iconic photographs that define his career. I picked up a used copy a few years ago and would look at it periodically to see if it had the same impact. It didn't. But I still admired the scope of the ambition.      source
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Shannon Taggart
Shannon Taggart - 2019-11-26
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American photographer Shannon Taggart (born 1975) became aware of spiritualism as a teenager when her cousin received a message from a medium that revealed details about her grandfather's death. In 2001, while working as a photojournalist, she began photographing where that message was received--Lily Dale, New York, home to the world's largest spir...
Bryan Formhals
Great book!      source
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How to Do Nothing
Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell - 2019-04-09
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This thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re-defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world.When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for perso...
Bryan Formhals
Such a great book. Gave me a lot of confidence to pursue some new ideas.      source