Art as Spiritual Activity (Vista) (Paperback)

By Rudolf Steiner (Selected by)

Steiner Books, 9780880103961, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1997

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Description

This book introduces a new way for thinking about, creating, and viewing art. Rudolf Steiner saw his task as the renewal of the lost unity of science, the arts, and religion; thus, he created a new, cognitive scientific and religious art in anthroposophy. The implications of his act --recognized by such diverse artists as Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys --are only now coming fully to light.

In his thorough introduction of more than a hundred pages, Michael Howard takes readers through these thought-provoking chapters:
  • Is Art Dead?
  • To Muse or Amuse
  • Artistic Activity As Spiritual Activity
  • The Representative of Humanity
  • Beauty, Creativity, and Metamorphosis
  • New Directions in Art
Lectures include:
  • The Aesthetics of Goethe's Worldview
  • The Spiritual Being of Art
  • Buildings Will Speak
  • The Sense Organs and Aesthetic Experience
  • The Two Sources of Art
  • The Building at Dornach
  • The Supersensible Origin of the Arts
  • Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
  • Christ, Ahriman, and Lucifer
  • Plus a bibliography and index