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Architecture: An Introductory Reader
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Architecture: An Introductory Reader (Paperback)

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Rudolf Steiner, the often undervalued, multifaceted genius of modern times, contributed much to the regeneration of culture. In addition to his philosophical teachings, he provided ideas for the development of many practical activities including education--both general and special--agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, religion, and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms, and many other organizations based on his ideas.



Steiner's original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct spiritual research, the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field, allowing for conscious methods and comprehensive results. A natural seer from childhood, he cultivated his spiritual vision to a high degree, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries of life.



Topics include:





the origins and nature of architecture

the formative influence of architectural forms

the history of architecture in the light of human spiritual evolution

new architecture as a means of uniting with spiritual forces

art and architecture as manifestations of spiritual realities

metamorphosis in architecture

aspects of a new form of architecture

the first and second Goetheanum buildings

the architecture of a community in Dornach

the temple is the human being

the restoration of the lost temple

Architecture & DesignArchitectureHistory of architecture & Preservation of BuildingsArchitecture & DesignArchitectureReference & Theory of architecture Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press Publication Date: 17/11/2003 ISBN-13: 9781855841239  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up (see right). As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe's scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner's multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.

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