Publishing date: January 2015
Concept & photography: Willem Pijffers, Emilio Brizzi
Design: Mart. Warmerdam
Size: 17 x 12 cm
Edition: picture postcard book, 30 fc ills., 80 p.
Price: € 19,50
Amsterdam Dreamtown. Pijffers & Brizzi
In the year 1613 the city of Amsterdam started the construction of a new district, situated around the old city centre. Citizens were given the opportunity to buy a lot along the canals and construct a building, the way they liked it. Most of these were detached houses. Nowadays, four centuries later, the Amsterdam canals look like one large façade of serried buildings.
In Amsterdam Dreamtown, Willem Pijffers and Emilio Brizzi try to emphasize the individuality of a number of special canal buildings. They developed an original concept: taking pictures of these buildings, isolating them and then transplacing them into exotic stock photo’s. The result is not only surprising, it gives us also a fresh look at houses that usually remain unseen.
Pijffers and Brizzi show us an amazing tour along thirty special buildings in Amsterdam inner city – in a handy book with picture postcards, interesting background information and a map of the depicted buildings.