Through the Shopping Glass: A Century of New York Christmas Windows

Overview

Anyone fortunate enough to have spent time in New York during the holiday seasonhas warm memories of being mesmerized by the spectacular window displays throughout the city. Even the most jaded New Yorker, wearied by work and the holiday crush, cannot help but slow their frenzied pace to gaze at the sights and sounds of these wondrous displays.

Now, for the first time, displays from the early 1900s to today are gathered in one keepsake volume....
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Overview

Anyone fortunate enough to have spent time in New York during the holiday seasonhas warm memories of being mesmerized by the spectacular window displays throughout the city. Even the most jaded New Yorker, wearied by work and the holiday crush, cannot help but slow their frenzied pace to gaze at the sights and sounds of these wondrous displays.

Now, for the first time, displays from the early 1900s to today are gathered in one keepsake volume. Organized by decade, brimming with archival black-and-white and color photography, this book commemorates the unique art of window design, from the traditional Victorian windows to the avant-garde. Displays from classic New York City stores, like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., Henri Bendel, and Barneys, are all included-as well as displays from stores no longer in operation but fondly remembered by many, like Ohrbach's, Gimbel's, B.Altman, and Arnold Constable.

This unique book features a die-cut, cloth case and four die-cut "windows" inside to recreate the experience of gazing at a display window.
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Editorial Reviews

Sara James
A hundred-year history of Manhattan's window displays—Lord & Taylor, Saks, Bergdorf's—for those who can't make it to Fifth Avenue this year. Legendary Barneys window dresser Simon Doonan penned the introduction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789315502
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,037,786
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2000

    Sublime!

    This is the PERFECT book which incorporates all that is New York, Christmas and wonderful! Finally with this book out on the market there is not need to travel to see the windows, it¿s all in one precious bound beauty! This must be part of everyone¿s gift giving repertoire!

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