Big City Junk

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Clarkson Potter, 2001 - House & Home - 240 pages
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What seems like junk to some -- stainless steel office chairs, dentist cabinets, old gas station signs, a child's watercolor painting, even traffic lights -- are treasures for the home to experienced junkers. Following on the success of her "Junk" series, Mary Randolph Carter explores the hip new culture of big city collecting, showing readers where to discover and how to use items found on the curb or in flea markets and stoop sales in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Washington D.C., and Atlanta.

Armed with camera, junking vest, and a list of all the right and wrong places to find discarded treasures, Carter makes her way through the urban trenches of abandoned goods and celebrates great ways to live in the city with style and economy. Chapters include "Office Supplies," "Fashion Plates," "Private Eyes," "Souvenirs," "Diner Dish," "Street Smarts," "Lofty Ideas," "Starving Artists," and more.

"Big City Junk" also includes diary-like text, with the author's tips, personal notes, and snapshots of the items she buys, offering readers an intimate view of how to bec

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About the author (2001)

Mary Randolph Carter is an author, photographer, and avid collector of junk. She is the author of the "Junk books," a series of books on discovering, adapting and using junk to bring something new to interior design, and "American Family Style," She grew up in old houses and continues to be inspired by them. She lives in New York City and in her old country house in upstate New York.

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