Tuesday, 24 August 2010

store front

Lucky me got this fabulous book 'Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York' as a gift from a client last week and I can't recommend it highly enough. It was on my wish-list but I had no idea it was so big and beautiful and am completely in love with it. Authors, James and Karla Murray also have a Flickr page where you can view some of the photographs. Over two-hundred store fronts are featured in the book and almost half are now gone.
Cover image here.

13 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

I saw this book in NY and was going to to buy it (my dad's name was Ralph, so obviously I love the cover!), it's fantastic - just a bit big and heavy to carry home. Maybe I'll try Amazon!!

heidi adnum said...

TNMA: No wonder the cover got your attention! You won't regret it, promise.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

This book looks amazing. Have just been wistfully loving NYC from afar this evening...will go check out the deets.

Lulu and the Locket said...

aahh I love NYC - will take a peek. I love images like this! xx

Diana Mieczan said...

200? That is amazing...I adore the cover too:)
I am going to get that book for Balazs...He will love this:)
Kisses, my lovely

Silver Strands said...

That is absolutely lovely!
oxoxo
Denalee

Amber Rose said...

Going to check amazon as I type this. :)

Croatian_Latina said...

You will have a "small" piece of history in your hands. that's a shame that most of these stores are gone.

beautiful image.

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

This is totally my kind of book. I got something very similar from the Southbank Centre shop. Its about London Caffs (of which I am an avid frequenter).

heidi adnum said...

Elizabeth, do you mean this one? My fabulous client gave me that, too. It's very charming.

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Haha! Yes, that is exactly it. I love that book and never get bored of flicking through it. You have a very generous client with great taste!

heidi adnum said...

Fab - I can't wait to get to it. Today, let us give thanks for the Amazon wish list.

Punctuation Mark said...

this is a great present... i should add it to my wish list to see if i get it on my B-Day... ha!