EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray


  • Hardcover
  • 329
  • Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York
  • James T. Murray
  • English
  • 09 April 2018
  • 9781584232278

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James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read Free read É Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Re 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 brin. Whenever I leave New York for a week or so the first thing on my return is to walk through my neighborhood in downtown Manhattan and see what s left The radical pace of changes doesn t slow down And sometimes I have to make yet another little mark into my copy of Store Front when one of these places is gone foreverThe Murrays have done an incredible job on so many levels They documented and preserved a vital part of New York that is rapidly changing to the worse While New York always was a place of radical change and fast development this phase in the early 21st century seems to annihilate the city s past and rip out its soul The work of Jim and Karla Murray is a most valuable contribution to the city s history The texts bring each place to life not only for born and bred New Yorkers but also for anyone who loves this city and just knows a little bit about it The voices of the shop owners make the reader connect with the storefronts in an instant You might laugh or cry about what you read but I think that the Murrays did set indeed a new standard in urban documentation because they add so much On another level Jim Karla Murray grabbed the beauty and particular culture of storefront lettering an aesthetic joy in its own and coming from their interest in graffiti culture it seems to be uite a natural development For their follow up title New York Nights the Murrays revisit many of these places just to add the other dimension through nocturnal appearances bathed in neon and Tungsten lights Their photographic style seems to be deadpan in the first place until you start paying attention to and details and notice which decisions went into the photographic process Jim and Karla Murry understand how to carve out the essence of each of these places unadulterated by the daily hustle and bustleConclusion Whether you are a visiting New York lover or a native dweller from the neighborhood a historian or a font designer you will find plenty interesting and useful things in these two books Store Font and New York Nights have top shelf places in my ever growing New York book collection

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Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York

James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read Free read É Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook This is a visual tour so saturated with realism that 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 uniue 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs still in use and inspiring us to purchase to this very day But for how longA. Amazing book full of close up color photos of store fronts throughout New York City Some are full page others are several to a page and some are fold out panoramic There are even detailed coinciding maps throughout the book These are phenomenal photos that really capture the feeling and atmosphere of Manhattan Reading the book is like a nostalgic stroll through the city Absolutely wonderful 5 stars

Free read Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York

James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read Free read É Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Gs are replacing the uniue appearance and character of what were once incredibly colorful streetsStore 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 embodi. Wonderful descriptions of old time businesses still operating in NYC Coverage of the outer boros which is nice I love the interviews with the shop owners


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    Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James T. Murray EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray I'm not sure how I first learned of this book some 10 years ago but it seemed right up my alley Or down my main

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    Free read Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray Amazing book full of close up color photos of store fronts throughout New York City Some are full page others are several t

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    James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James T. Murray EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray I go to New York City about 2 3 times a year and it seems I find something new with each visit Store Front is a fascinating chronicle of store fronts in the major boroughs mainly pictures but many of them have interesting back stories by the current store owners Some founded the businesses some took over from parents or grandparents Some started out paying only 25 a month in rent while others have had to clo

  4. says: Free read Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray

    James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray Whenever I leave New York for a week or so the first thing on my return is to walk through my neighborhood in downtown Manhattan and see what's left The radical pace of changes doesn't slow down And sometimes I have to make yet another little mark into my copy of Store Front when one of these places is gone foreverThe Mu

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    Free read Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James T. Murray James T. Murray ☆ 4 Free read A lot of fun Now I want to go to New York My only gripe is the printing is dark and the colors are often oversaturated Despite that nitpick this book is an amazing artifact of a uickly disappearing history of uniue Mom Pop establishments

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    EBOOK NEW Store Front The Disappearing Face of New York ☆ James T. Murray Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James T. Murray Wonderful descriptions of old time businesses still operating in NYC Coverage of the outer boros which is nice I love the interviews with the shop owners

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