- ISBN 9781584234074 / 1584234075
- Title Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
- Author James T. Murray and Karla L. Murray
- Category The Arts: General Issues
Photography & Photographs
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2010
- Pages 329
- Publisher Gingko Press
- Imprint Gingko Press, Inc
- Language English
- Dimensions 221mm x 30mm x 188mm
This new, compact, portable version of the critically acclaimed bestseller, “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” immerses the reader in a virtual tour of NYC at its most authentic from tiny stores tucked away on narrow side streets to well-known institutions.
Store Front (Mini) is a new, compact version of the critically acclaimed bestseller Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, by James and Karla Murray. The Murrays' brilliant documentation of New York's irreplaceable, generations-old storefronts has made headlines all over the world. For many of these establishments, the photographs mark the end of a legacy. In the wake of gentrification, vital facets of New York's cultural heritage are disappearing at an alarming rate. Store Front (Mini) immerses the reader in a virtual tour of NYC at its most authentic. From tiny stores tucked away on narrow side streets to well-known institutions on historic avenues, this book presents the individual images and shop owner stories that together make up a collective history. Up until now, there has been little attention paid to New York's storefronts; this book reverses that glaring omission and makes clear that the spirit of New York City is etched in its facades.