State Of Nature

30 × 36 cm
ca. 184 pages, ca. 65 illustrations
Texts by Oskar Piegsa and Thomas Glade
Graphic Design by SIB
Sewbound softcover with belly band as slipcase
June 2017
ISBN 978-3-96070-010-4
ca. € 58,-

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“State of Nature” shows the extent that natural­-disaster protection has become part of the European landscape.
Claudius Schulze traveled about 50.000 km across Europe, photographing seemingly picturesque landscapes from a crane platform with a large­-format camera. But each of those idyllic scenes contains imperfec­tions: alpine panoramas are crossed by snow sheds, the North Sea coast is fur­rowed by breakwaters. In each of the pho­tographs, protective structures rise into the landscape. But these pictures are not about defining the boundary between culture and nature. On the contrary: the pho­tographs demonstrate how much the two spheres penetrate each other.