This hardcover book is in good condition overall. The cover of the book has some noticeable wear to the corners but is without major issue. The jacket is more worn and has a small tear and fold along the top edge, and there are signs of minor fraying on other edges. Inside, the pages of the book are in very good condition overall. There are a small section of pages which have a small fold in the top corner.
'Nils-Udo began his artistic career as a painter before discovering, in 1972, that his true creative space lay in nature. A nest made of birch trunks, earth, and stones; the monumental Water House on the North Sea, built from spruce trunks and birch twigs; a lake in the desert heart of Africa, planted with tropical species of tree for Guerlain perfumes; most of the works featured in this book have since disappeared. The most fragile were dispersed by a sudden gust of wind. For Nils-Udo, each work of art is imbued with life. It is born, develops, grows old, and dies. It is part of nature, and must bow to nature's laws. The photographs featured in this stunning book preserve the only trace of many of the artist's works. They capture the essence of a unique artistic vision that is, by definition, ephemeral.'