The book Amsterdam, A Metropolitan Village is a photographic tribute to a city one can be proud of. A city with grit that embraces you, a city with the appeal of a metropolis and the flair of a Dutch village. A city with a unique geographical character, thanks to the wonderful rhythmic play between water and land. And where else can a 15 minute bike ride take you from the heart of the city into a countryside landscape that would not look out of place in the masterpieces of Vermeer?
Initiated by MENDO, for a whole year, photographer Ewout Huibers, was given the freedom to wander through the city and capture what he thought was interesting. And the result is at least a tribute of great diversity. From the role of the water in the city to the parasols in the front yards. From an architectural point of reference to a cyclist in the snow. Familiar and surprising, like only Amsterdam can be.
This website contains a selection of photographs selected from the book, plus extra photographs selected by the photographer Ewout Huibers.
Amsterdam, A Metropolitan Village
ISBN 978 90 898 9574 5
Available at www.mendo.nl