Stock Image

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York (SIGNED by 2)

Murray, James T.; Murray, Karla L.

Published by Gingko Press; Berkeley, California, 2009
ISBN 10: 1584232277 / ISBN 13: 9781584232278
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From virtualrarities (san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: 249.18
Convert Currency
Shipping: 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New ...

Publisher: Gingko Press; Berkeley, California

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


SIGNED FIRST EDITION FULL-SIZED HARDCOVER in AS NEW, VERY FINE Condition in like Dustjacket. SIGNED by both authors on title page, ow, unmarked, unread, pristine. This critically acclaimed bestseller has gone into numerous printings including a compact mini version. This brilliant documentation of New York's irreplaceable, generations-old storefronts has made headlines all over the world. Extra charges will apply to ship this tome. Bookseller Inventory # 502929

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.39 avg rating
(62 ratings)

Synopsis: 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. Almost all of these businesses are a reflection of New York s early immigrant population, a wild mix of Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Poles, Eastern Europeans and later Hispanics and Chinese.

The variety is immense from Manhattan s Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery and Katz s Delicatessen to the Jackson Heights Florist in Queens, Court Street Pastry in Brooklyn, D. D'Auria and Sons Pork Store in the Bronx and the De Luca General Store on Staten Island. And as the Murray s stunning, large format photographs make patently clear, the face of New York is etched in their facades.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: virtualrarities
Address: san francisco, CA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 12 January 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Return any book within 30 days for a full refund
of purchase price.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.