Wege zu einem neuen Baustil (Towards a new architectural style): Steiner, Rudolf (Text by); Marie ... Wege zu einem neuen Baustil (Towards a new architectural style): Steiner, Rudolf (Text by); Marie ... Wege zu einem neuen Baustil (Towards a new architectural style): Steiner, Rudolf (Text by); Marie ... Wege zu einem neuen Baustil (Towards a new architectural style): Steiner, Rudolf (Text by); Marie ...

Wege zu einem neuen Baustil (Towards a new architectural style)

Steiner, Rudolf (Text by); Marie Steiner (Edited, and Foreword by)

Published by Philosophisch-Anthroposophischer Verlag, Dornach, 1926
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Folio (12 3/8 x 9 1/4"). VIII, 67, [1]pp. Original quarter cloth over illustrated paper covered boards, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Tissue-guarded frontispiece depicting the First Goetheanum.* Published by his wife Marie Steiner, a year after his passing, "Wege zu einem neuen Baustil" features five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner between June 7, 1914 and July 26, 1914 in which he advocates a new architectural style.Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was an Austrian philosopher, author, social reformer, architect and esotericist who gained initial recognition at the end of the 19th century as a literary critic. At the beginning of the 20th century, he founded an esoteric spiritual movement called anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy. Other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism. In 1907, Steiner began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts (developing a new artistic form, eurythmy) and architecture, culminating in the building of the Goetheanum, a cultural centre to house all the arts.This volume is complete with its 12 b/w tissue-guarded photographic reproductions, of which 11 depict outside and inside views of the first Goetheanum, and one is an illustration of Steiner in his atelier.Minor shelf wear and soiling to covers. Text in German. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. * The First Goetheanum, a timber and concrete structure designed by Rudolf Steiner, was one of seventeen buildings Steiner designed and supervised between 1908 and 1925. It was intended as a Gesamtkunstwerk (the synthesis of diverse artistic media and sensory effects), infused with spiritual significance. Begun in 1913 to house the annual summer theater events of the Anthroposophical Society, it rapidly became the center of a small colony of spiritual seekers located in Dornach and based around Steiner. Numerous visual artists contributed to the building: architects created the unusual double-dome wooden structure over a curving concrete base, stained glass windows added color into the space, painters decorated the ceiling with motifs depicting the whole of human evolution, and sculptors carved huge column bases, capitals, and architraves with images of metamorphoses. Already during the construction, musicians, actors and movement artists began performing a wide variety of pieces in a neighboring workshop. When the Goetheanum hall was completed, in 1919, these performances moved onto the stage located under the Goetheanum's smaller cupola. The auditorium was located under the larger cupola. This building was destroyed by arson on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1922 - January 1, 1923. Both the present Goetheanum building and its precursor have been widely cited as masterpieces of modern architecture. Bookseller Inventory # 41007

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Title: Wege zu einem neuen Baustil (Towards a new ...

Publisher: Philosophisch-Anthroposophischer Verlag, Dornach

Publication Date: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition (1.-3. Tausend).

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