Photographs: Seiichi Furuya
Text: Klaus Honnef
Publisher: Camera Austria
Comments: Pink linen hardcover, 243 x 246 mm. First edition, 1981. Black & white photographs. Text in english and in german. Limited edition of 600 copies. The design and size matches Manfred Willmann’s book Schwarz und Gold which was also published in an edition of 600 copies by Edition Camera Austria in the same year. Very little trace of use, in great condition. Very scarce and collectible !
AMS is Seiichi Furuya's first book publication. Photographer Furuya left his home country Japan in 1973. His travels through Europe brought him to Austria and Germany, where he spent most of his time. This book was published the year before the tragic death of his wife Christine (photographs of whom appear in his later books). AMS is a street photography book in the classic sense. Furuya visited Amsterdam for the first time in the spring of 1980. Fascinated and haunted by his impressions he returned for a second visit shortly afterwards. AMS is the reflection of the dynamic impact this city had on its visitor. Tight crops and tense compositions give this publication its energetic feel. An Austrian photobook gem.
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