Last week, we featured photographs from Paul Shaw's Helvetica and the New York City Subway System. Today's eye candy is Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space by Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Renia Ehrenfeucht. Sidewalks contains 35 black and white photos to illustrate the authors' examination of the evolution of the American urban sidewalk and conflicts that have arisen over its competing uses. Here are a few photographs from the book (click on each image to enlarge):
(A hotdog stand, at times considered sidewalk clutter, Los Angeles Fashion District, December 2005)
(City Walk, Universal City, California, 2002)
(Masked riders throwing beads, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Lousiana, 2006)
(Police in front of the boarded buildings at the World Trade Organization meetings, Seattle, Washington, 1999)
(Canopied street, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, 2006)
Happy Holidays! We will resume the Monday Eye Candy feature in the New Year (1/9/12).