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Book Review: Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday

Paull, John (2012) Book Review: Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday. Journal of Organic Systems, 7 (2), pp. 61-63.

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'Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday' presents an overview of Steiner’s life work. Steiner was a pioneer of New Age thinking. He had a prodigious appetite for work, and his output was prolific as well as diverse. He presented over 5105 lectures and he authored 354 books. Alchemy encapsulates Steiner’s oeuvre including architecture, furniture, art, painting, sculpture, dance, jewellery, typography, medicine, education, and agriculture. As the Foreword states: “Rudolf Steiner was one of the most influential - yet most controversial - reformers of the 20th century”. In the year before his untimely death, Steiner laid the foundations of biodynamic agriculture. 'Alchemy' is a timely retrospective coinciding with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Steiner’s birth. The book accompanies a travelling exhibition, of the same name, curated by Germany’s Vitra Design Museum.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
"Organics" in general > History of organics
Knowledge management
Research affiliation:Australia
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:21865
Deposited On:29 Nov 2012 10:19
Last Modified:29 Nov 2012 10:19
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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