State Of Nature
30 × 36 cm
172 pages on 2 different papers,
61 color and 13 b/w images
Texts by Oskar Piegsa and Thomas Glade
Graphic Design by SIB
Threadsewn softcover with bellyband-like slipcase
Brief handling instruction
As this book does not have a solid cover it needs to be inserted into the banderole with the cloth covered spine first.
“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.