Street View

Pascal Rabaté

A visually incomparable treat and a brilliant homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, this unusual accordion book opens in two directions. One, a series of ten tableaux on a street scene as it evolves during the day. The next on 10 evening tableaux of the same view.

A window may serve as a source of light and fresh air, but it also presents a view onto the life of a street and its many other windows, each a separate scene of its own, with its multitude of on-going stories developing before your eyes. Within those windows, you can witness the lives of single people, couples, families, stories of love, separation and possibly even… murder.


Nominated for an Eisner Award Best Design

"Vivid, Invitingly beguiling."
-San Francisco Book Review

“Street View is a radical departure from the narrative form. First, there are no words. Second, it has an unusual format. Pages are bound between two hard covers with no spine. A series of connected foldouts delivers a continuous visual story in 20 scenes…Pascal Rabate’ has transformed our reading experience into a treasure hunt.”
– NY Journal of Books

“What’s interesting is the play with time. You get to see what happens on the street and characters as time passes from morning to the evening and nighttime. You can follow the activity in each apartment, or follow what a character is doing. There are mundane moments like a lady who watches TV all day, and more cheeky moments between couples…an interesting comic worth checking out.”
– Parka Blogs

“A fascinating art object, a creative take on storytelling that uses format to drive the reader’s attention. Street View is Where’s Waldo? for adults, a fascinating puzzle that rewards the attention paid to it.”
– Comics Worth Reading

8x11, 48pp, full color accordion book, hardcover, $27.99
ISBN 9781561639083

Not available as an e-book.