• Architecture

Center of Dreams

Building a World-Class Performing Arts Complex in Miami
Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813056722
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
View: 1147
Discover how one spectacular building project revolutionized Miami, how one man's moxie helped turn a fractious tropical city into a cultural capital of the Americas. In Center of Dreams, New York Times bestselling author Les Standiford tells the inspiring story of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The vision for this building, which would become the most ambitious cultural arts complex since the Kennedy Center, began in an unlikely place and time. Miami in the 1970s was divided by social and ethnic tensions. The city comprised a growing population of immigrants from the Cuban revolution, a well-established African American community, Florida "crackers," and a continual influx of tourists and retirees. Critics said a cultural center would never be possible in a place of such extreme diversity. But Parker Thomson, a lawyer and Boston transplant, knew his adopted city could become a world-leading community in the twenty-first century. He believed a performing arts center was critical to this vision. Everyone said his dream was impossible, he would never succeed, it couldn't be done. Not in Miami. But Thomson persevered against political opposition, economic roadblocks, and engineering problems. It took thirty years to overcome the odds and the obstacles, but he finally made the dream a reality. With Thomson's efforts, along with help from cultural leaders, iconic design work by architect Cesar Pelli, and support from philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, the center opened its doors in 2006 with a star-studded gala. Today the Arsht Center is a cutting-edge venue of style and art, a landmark beloved by the city's residents, and a magnet for tourists from all over the world. Presenting performances that celebrate the richness of Miami's diverse population, it showcases emerging local artists and attracts international stars. Resident companies include the New World Symphony, the Florida Grand Opera, and the Miami City Ballet. Its improbable story is a testament to the influence of cultural advocacy, the importance of government support for the arts, and the power of the arts to repair and sustain communities.

    • Fiction

Book of Dreams

A Novel
Author: Davis Bunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610556
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1454
For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only. Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena’s interpretation of her dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a powerful global network of dangerous forces. As the story unfolds, they face a key question of the Christian life: How do you understand and fulfill the will of God?

    • History

Boulevard of Dreams

Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx
Author: Constance Rosenblum
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814777244
Category: History
Page: 274
View: 5107
Presents a history of the thoroughfare designed by Louis Aloys Risse that spans over four miles through the center of the West Bronx, the Grand Boulevard, and Concourse and explores the various aspects of Jewish communal life near the boulevard.

    • Fiction

Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa


Author: Antonio Tabucchi
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872863682
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2901
A City Lights / Italian Voices Book "Elaborately imagined...mini-catalog of great artists' dreams and the author's interpretation of the last three days in the life of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Tabucchi's rich language and his magical-realist charm tinge the volume with a visionary glow."-Publishers Weekly " A lovely little book that keeps ringing in your head long after you've finished it."-Kirkus Chapter One DREAM OF DAEDALUS, ARCHITECT AND AVIATOR One night, thousands of years ago, at a time impossible to calculate exactly, Daedalus, architect and aviator, had a dream. He dreamed that he was deep inside an immense palace and he was going through a corridor. The corridor opened into another corridor and Daedalus, tired and confused, walked along it, leaning on the walls. When he had come to the end, the corridor opened into a small octagonal room, from which eight corridors branched out. Daedalus began to feel short of breath and a need for fresh air. He entered one corridor, but it ended against a wall. He went into another, but it too ended against a wall. Seven times Daedalus made an attempt until, on the eighth attempt, he entered a very long corridor that, after a series of curves and corners, led out into another corridor. Daedalus then sat down on a marble step and began to reflect. On the corridor walls were flaming torches that illuminated frescoes blue with birds and flowers. I'm the only one who could know how to get out of here, Daedalus said to himself, and I don't remember. He took off his sandals and began to walk barefoot on the green marble floor. To console himself, he began to sing an ancient dirge he had learned from an old servant who had rocked his infant cradle. The arcades of the long corridor carried his voice back to him ten times over. I'm the only one who could know how to get out of here, said Daedalus, and I don't remember. At that moment, he came out into a wide, circular room frescoed with absurd landscapes. He remembered that room but he couldn't remember why he remembered it. There were seats covered with luxurious fabrics and, in the middle of the room, a large bed. On the edge of the bed was seated

    • History

Coast of Dreams


Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307795268
Category: History
Page: 800
View: 8912
In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking”–probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990—2003. In a series of compelling chapters, Coast of Dreams moves through a variety of topics that show the California of the last decade, when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache. From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise–and equally spectacular fall–of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California. Coast of Dreams describes an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and the necessities of infrastructure collide with the inherent demands of a unique and stunning natural environment. It explores California politics (including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election in the 2003 recall), the multifaceted business landscape, and controversial icons such as O. J. Simpson. “Historians of the future,” Starr writes, “will be able to see with more certainty whether or not the period 1990-2003 was not only the end of one California but the beginning of another”; in the meantime, he gives a picture of the place and time in a book at once sweeping and riveting in its details, deeply informed, engagingly personal, and altogether fascinating. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

The Anatomy of Dreams

A Novel
Author: Chloe Benjamin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761167
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 8197
Sylvie Patterson joins scientist Adrian Keller and former flame Gabe on a quest to introduce people to lucid dreaming, but a mysterious couple inspire Sylvie to question the ethics of their work while she grapples with the shifting boundaries of reality.

    • Music

Canyon of Dreams

The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
Author: Harvey Kubernik,Scott Calamar
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402765896
Category: Music
Page: 368
View: 2461
Traces the musical legacy of the California neighborhood of Laurel Canyon, and the artists who lived there.

    • History

Ditch of Dreams

The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future
Author: Steven Noll,David Tegeder
Publisher: Florida History and Culture (P
ISBN: 9780813061733
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 3471
"Traces the long standing effort to build a canal across Florida. The book reveals much about competing visions of progress, economic growth, and environmental preservation in the fragile ecosystem of Florida, as well as the 'ins and outs, ' of politics, influence, and power in the Sunshine State. The history of the canal is not just a story of Florida's past, but a compelling lesson for its future."--

    • Fiction

Empire of Dreams


Author: Giannina Braschi,Tess O'Dwyer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300057959
Category: Fiction
Page: 219
View: 9573
A collection of stream-of-consciousness jottings by a Puerto Rican woman on life in New York City. A portrait of the city by a writer with an acute sense of observation. The author teaches Spanish at a university.

    • Fiction

City of Dreams

A Novel of Early Manhattan
Author: Beverly Swerling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743218450
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
View: 5096
In 1661, Lucas Turner, a barber surgeon, and his sister, Sally, an apothecary, stagger off a small wooden ship after eleven weeks at sea. Bound to each other by blood and necessity, they aim to make a fresh start in the rough and rowdy Dutch settlement of Nieuw Amsterdam; but soon lust, betrayal, and murder will make them mortal enemies. In their struggle to survive in the New World, Lucas and Sally make choices that will burden their descendants with a legacy of secrets and retribution, and create a heritage that sets cousin against cousin, physician against surgeon, and, ultimately, patriot against Tory. In what will be the greatest city in the New World, the fortunes of these two families are inextricably entwined by blood and fire in an unforgettable American saga of pride and ambition, love and hate, and the becoming of the dream that is New York City.

    • Psychology

Dreams 1-2-3

Remember, Interpret, and Live Your Dreams
Author: J. M. DeBord
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1612833209
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 1400
You’ve got the best life coach imaginable talking to you in your sleep. “Dream work is a very personal process. There is no Rosetta Stone for interpreting dreams, no universal meaning for every dream symbol,” says reddit.com dreams forum moderator DeBord. But don’t let that scare you. With a few simple tools, you will soon be on your way to discovering just how much specific, guiding wisdom is packed into your dreams. This groundbreaking book takes you step-by-step through the process of learning the language of your dreams. It is a language like any other. It has nouns (characters and settings), verbs (actions and your reactions), and adjectives (symbols and feelings). At first you may only catch the simple words and phrases, then whole sentences and paragraphs, but soon enough you will get all the subtext, humor, irony, and slang. You will not only understand the language but speak it fluently. You’ll see that we dream to help reconcile with the past, handle the present, and step into the future. Three steps: remember, interpret, and live your dreams. It’s easier than you think.

    • Health & Fitness

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144316
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
View: 2219
"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

    • Self-Help

The Hidden Power of Dreams


Author: Denise Linn
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401925079
Category: Self-Help
Page: 394
View: 9302
Dreams are secret messages from your soul, as well as from the realm of spirit. They can be your greatest tool for profoundly understanding your life, yet few people recognize how to access this tremendous source of guidance and wisdom. Best-selling author Denise Linn calls upon her native heritage and her knowledge of diverse cultures to present little-known information about the world of dreams. In this fascinating book, she brings you simple ways to utilize your nocturnal travels for spiritual transformation. Denise herself has journeyed into the space between two worlds through a near-death experience and has brought back invaluable perceptions that she shares within these pages. This comprehensive work uncovers the power of dreams, enabling you to remember your dreams and recognize their meaning, hear personal messages from the spirit realm, develop the skill of astral projection, heal yourself and your loved ones, meet your guides and angels, explore past lives, and learn how to have prophetic dreams. There’s also a complete dream dictionary featuring the most prevalent dream symbols and how to interpret them!

    • Fiction

Yume No Hon

The Book of Dreams
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Prime Books
ISBN: 9780809510870
Category: Fiction
Page: 149
View: 6972
In the mind of Ayako, an old woman in exile on a mountain in medieval Japan, nothing is certain, and nothing holds a familiar shape for long. This is a map of a psyche exalted and destroyed by solitude, and on its contorted surface Shinto philosophy, Greek mathematics, Hawaiian goddesses, Egyptian legend, quantum physics, and Babylonian myth meet and merge... In Catherynne M. Valente's second novel since the critically acclaimed The Labyrinth, language and myth construct a strange new geography of the self. This is The Book of Dreams: open it and walk the shadowy paths of this extraordinary landscape.

    • Fiction

Point of Dreams

A Novel of Astreiant
Author: Melissa Scott,Lisa A. Barnett
Publisher: Lethe Press
ISBN: 1590213130
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 2711
The city of Astreiant has gone crazy with enthusiasm for a new play, "The Drowned Island," a lurid farrago of melodrama and innuendo. Pointsman Nicolas Rathe is not amused, however, at a real dead body on stage and must investigate. A string of murders follow, perhaps related to the politically important masque that is to play on that same stage. Rathe must once again recruit the help of his lover, former soldier Philip Eslingen, whose knowledge of actors and the stage, and of the depths of human perversity and violence, blends well with Rathe's own hard-won experience with human greed and magical mayhem. Their task is complicated by the season, for it is the time of year when the spirits of the dead haunt the city and influence everyone, and also by the change in their relationship when the loss of Philip's job forces him to move in with Nicolas. Mystery, political intrigue, floral magic, astrology, and romance--both theatrical and personal--combine to make this a compelling read. A winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Speculative Fiction.

    • Fiction

City of Dreams


Author: William Martin
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429960113
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 8564
"Can I interest you in saving America?" That's the text message Peter Fallon receives from a Wall Street bigwig. It's not a challenge he can turn down, especially since the country is in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Hidden somewhere in New York City is a box of 1780 bonds with a face value of ten thousand dollars. The Supreme Court is about to decide if these bonds still have value. If the decision is yes, those ten thousand dollars, at five percent interest, will be worth a very pretty penny... Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington, must find the box—and fast. Suddenly, their race against time becomes a race through time as Peter and Evangeline track the stories of New Yorkers whose lives have been changed by the bonds... and all the while they'll unravel the thrilling and inspiring origins of the City of Dreams. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

    • History

Coast of Dreams


Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307795268
Category: History
Page: 800
View: 3612
In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking”–probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990—2003. In a series of compelling chapters, Coast of Dreams moves through a variety of topics that show the California of the last decade, when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache. From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise–and equally spectacular fall–of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California. Coast of Dreams describes an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and the necessities of infrastructure collide with the inherent demands of a unique and stunning natural environment. It explores California politics (including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election in the 2003 recall), the multifaceted business landscape, and controversial icons such as O. J. Simpson. “Historians of the future,” Starr writes, “will be able to see with more certainty whether or not the period 1990-2003 was not only the end of one California but the beginning of another”; in the meantime, he gives a picture of the place and time in a book at once sweeping and riveting in its details, deeply informed, engagingly personal, and altogether fascinating. From the Hardcover edition.

    • History

City of Dreams

The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
Author: Tyler Anbinder
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544103858
Category: History
Page: 768
View: 9612
"Told brilliantly, even unforgettably ... An American story, one that belongs to all of us." — Boston Globe “A richly textured guide to the history of our immigrant nation’s pinnacle immigrant city has managed to enter the stage during an election season that has resurrected this historically fraught topic in all its fierceness.” — New York Times Book Review New York has been America’s city of immigrants for nearly four centuries. Growing from Peter Minuit’s tiny settlement of 1626 to a clamorous metropolis with more than three million immigrants today, the city has always been a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. City of Dreams is the long-overdue, inspiring, and defining account of New York’s immigrants, both famous and forgotten: the young man from the Caribbean who relocated to New York and became a founding father; Russian-born Emma Goldman, who condoned the murder of American industrialists as a means of aiding downtrodden workers; Dominican immigrant Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Over ten years in the making, Tyler Anbinder’s story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs. In so many ways, today’s immigrants are just like those who came to America in centuries past—and their stories have never before been told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit. “A masterful achievement, City of Dreams is the definitive account of the American origin story, as told through our premier metropolis. Bold, exhaustive, always surprising, Anbinder’s book is a wonderful reminder of how we came to be who we are.” — Timothy Egan, best-selling author of The Immortal Irishman

    • Imaginary places

Court of Dreams


Author: Stuart Sharp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982991329
Category: Imaginary places
Page: 280
View: 4816
Life is difficult enough when you're getting ready to head out into the real world and your relationship is falling apart at the seams. It doesn't get any easier when you fall sideways into a fantasy world populated by vicious princesses, roving nightmares, and figments of your imagination, all embroiled in the post-war politics of an expansive battle between dimensions. Join unlikely hero Thomas Greene on his comical journey through the Court of Dreams, a hidden world filled with the magic and the weirdest assortment of enemies and allies imaginable.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

The Hidden Meaning of Dreams


Author: Craig Hamilton-Parker
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806977737
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
View: 575
Discusses the psychological and mystical meanings of specific symbols in dreams and provides experiments to help remember and analyze dreams