Written by Joanne Schwartz
Photographed by Matt Beam
Joanne Schwartz and Matt Beam have discovered numbers in many different forms all over the city. They are on houses and apartment buildings, on store windows and doors, on trucks and garbage bins, on sidewalks and parking spots. They are printed, spray-painted, molded in plastic, chiseled in stone, even torched into metal.
We see these numbers, often unconsciously, every day, but the wonderful photographs in this book prompt us to look at them more closely, becoming aware and alive to the art, serendipity and variety that surround us. This is a beautifully conceived book for anyone who enjoys engaging visually with the city.
“This is a beautifully conceived book for anyone who enjoys engaging visually with the city.”
– 49th Shelf
“…an impeccably designed yet playful twist on the traditional counting book…”
– Publishers Weekly
– CM Magazine