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The Metamorphosis of Plants

Johann von Goethe

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ISBN 10: 0938250361 / ISBN 13: 9780938250364
Published by SteinerBooks
Condition: VERY GOOD Soft cover
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Title: The Metamorphosis of Plants

Publisher: SteinerBooks

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Synopsis:

This booklet contains Goethe's treatise on the metamorphosis of plants in 123 paragraphs as well as Rudolf Steiner's essay "The Origin of Goethe's Theory of Metamorphosis."

Anyone interested in Goethe's dynamic concept of the metamorphosis of plants should read this original treatise. A prime example of his "perceptive power of judgment," this fascinating little work introduces a radically new way of looking at plants as lively manifestations of dynamic formative principles.

Contents

Origin of the Theory of Metamorphosis by R. Steiner
The Metamorphosis of Plants
Introduction
Of the Seed Leaves
The Development of the Stem-Leaves from Node to Node
Transition to the Flower
Formation of the Calyx
Formation of the Corolla
The Formation of the Stamens
Nectaries
More about the Stamens
Formation of the Style and Stigma
The Fruits
The Immediate Covering of the Seed
A Glance Backward and Forward
Eyes and their Development
Formation of Composite Flowers and Fruits
A Proliferous Rose
A Proliferous Carnation
Linnaeus's Theory of Anticipation
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) is a giant of German and world literature. Indeed, he coined the term Weltliteratur and spoke Greek, Latin, French, English, and Italian. In addition to its profound quality, the volume of work during his eighty-two-year lifetime is impressive. Among other works, Goethe wrote a worldwide, bestselling novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers, 1774), volumes of poetry, and several dramas, including his masterwork Faust― a massive two-volume work that was not entirely finished by the time of the poet's death. Goethe also engaged in painting and science, from which came his Theory of Color (“Farbenlehre”) among other scientific works―a collected edition that Rudolf Steiner edited and introduced as a young man (see Nature’s Open Secret). Indeed, Goethe's body of scientific and philosophical works was one of the most important influences in the development of Rudolf Steiner’s early work and for Anthroposophy as a whole.

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