Author(s): James T. Murray
Authors James and Karla Murray have been photographing the streets of New York for years, publishing two bestselling books on the graffiti scene, Broken Windows and Burnign New York, in the process. With the publication of "Storefront", the Murrays have turned their attention towards faithfully documenting the generations-old stores and shop windows of New York's neighbourhoods. Within the pages of "Storefront", the reader may explore entire blocks that have not changed much in the last century, engaging in startling encounters with contemporary New York. Details of an architectural and cultural heritage that is fast disappearing such as signage, architectural adornment, and window displays are all presented in context, as they exist on the street, all in amazing detail. Between the collected interviews with the shop-owners, and photos from every nook and cranny of New York, "Storefront" is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia in residents and visitors alike.