Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York: The Disappearing Face of Old New York

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9781584232278: Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York: The Disappearing Face of Old New York

Book by James T Murray Karla L Murray

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This is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs still in use and inspiring us to purchase to this very day. But for how long?

Are New York City s local merchants a dying breed or an enduring group of diehards hell bent on retaining the traditions of a glorious past? According to Jim and Karla Murray the influx of big box retailers and chain stores pose a serious threat to these humble institutions, and neighborhood modernization and the anonymity it brings are replacing the unique appearance and character of what were once incredibly colourful streets.

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York is a visual guide to New York City s timeworn storefronts, a collection of powerful images that capture the neighborhood spirit, familiarity, comfort and warmth that these shops once embodied

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Murray, James T. & Karla L.
Verlag: Gingko Press, Berkeley (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584232277 ISBN 13: 9781584232278
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Buchbeschreibung Gingko Press, Berkeley, 2008. Pappband. 30x34 cm. 329 Seiten. Original-Pappband mit Original-Schutzumschlag. Authors James and Karly Murray have been photographing the streets of New York for years. Within the pages of Store Front, the reader may explore entire blocks that have not changed much in the past century, engaging in startling encounter with contemporar New York. Details of an architectural and cultural heritage that is fast disappearing such as signage, architectural adornment, and window displays are presented in context, as they exist on the street, all in amazing detail. Between the collected interviews with the shop-owners, and photos from every nook and cranny of New York, Store Front is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia in hardboiled New Yorkers, visitors and ex-pats alike. Schutzumschlag an der Stehkante mit 2 jewils 2 cm langen Einrissen, sonst SEHR GUTES EXEMPLAR. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden : Konto auch in der Schweiz vorhanden (PostFinance) 2655 Gramm. Buch. Artikel-Nr. N15775

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