New York Nightsby James T. Murray
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 city's iconic facades. In New York Nights, the Murrays take us on a new photographic journey: the city's 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.
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This is a beautiful book, a wonderful companion piece to the Murrays' "Storefront." It's a great snapshot in time of an older New York which is quickly disappearing from the storefront landscape of the city. In that regard, it's a fantastic graphic reference for signage, typefaces and neon. My only minor complaint about the book is that the photo pages would have benefited greatly from a coat of gloss varnish to really make the storefront subjects come to life and jump off the page.