New York Nights
Berkeley. 2012. Gingko Press. 1st Edition. Very Good in Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 300 pages. hardcover. 9781584235033. keywords: Photography Store Fronts New York City. inventory # 41877. FROM THE PUBLISHER - James and Karla Murray are the bestselling authors of Store Front - The Disappearing Face of New York, a vital and widely applauded document of the citys iconic facades. In New York Nights, the Murrays take us on a new photographic journey: the citys nightlife now and through the years. This stunning body of work portrays a Gotham at play in a mythical realm of nocturnal pursuits. The Murrays have taken vivid photographs of an outstanding selection of bars & pubs, restaurants and cafes, music venues, and shops, all with historical significance and enduring after-dark aesthetics. Turning the pages of New York Nights, one can easily imagine tripping the light fantastic: perhaps starting with drinks at the KGB Bar or a walk through the East Village - window shopping at Trash and Vaudeville, moving on to an engagement at Radio City Music Hall or the Village Vanguard, followed maybe by an early morning bite at the Yaffa Cafe. Stories of a bygone New York are brought to life by words from the proprietors and employees who experienced them. Very Good in Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 41877
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Praise for Store Front - The Disappearing Face of New York
"If you're at all interested in the passing cityscape, this book is a documentary mother lode."
--THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The tone is elegiac as much as it is celebratory; interviews with shop owners make it clear how close to extinction many of them stand, and the photographers report that nearly a third of these businesses have gone under in the time that it took to make the book."
--THE NEW YORKER
"A photographic homage to the city."
--NBC TELEVISION NY
"Soon James and Karla Murray's vivid collection of photographs may be all that remains of New York's colourful and distinctive shopfronts."
--THE LONDON TELEGRAPH
"The heart and soul of New York. Showdown for the most beautiful shops in the world."
-- DER SPIEGEL
James and Karla Murray have been photographing the streets of New York City since the 1990s. They witnessed firsthand how many of New York's local neighborhood stores were disappearing. After the publication of their highly acclaimed bestseller Store Front - The Disappearing Face of New York in 2009, the Murrays knew that in order to continue faithfully documenting the stories of New York's storefronts, they needed to explore the city at night.
In New York Nights, another layer of the city's rich history is revealed. Shop owners interviews bring to light their pride in both the history and craft of their business as well as their love for the City of New York and its endless possibilities,
All of these illuminated facades radiate a vivid sense of excitement.
Title: New York Nights
Publisher: Gingko Press
Publication Date: 2012
Edition: 1st Edition.
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