Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday

Mateo Kries (Ed.)


Vitra Design Museum, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover, 336pp., 400 color and 150 b&w images, 8.5 x 12.25 inches.

Near fine, sharp copy with only minor bumping to the upper corner of the back boards. Interior is bright, crisp and unmarked. 

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was one of the most significant reformers of the twentieth century. He founded the Waldorf school movement, made vital contributions to alternative agriculture and medicine and also left behind a comprehensive oeuvre as an architect, designer and artist. Steiner's most important work of architecture, the Goetheanum (1924-1928) in Dornach, Switzerland, is a key work of early modern architecture: never before had concrete been utilized in such a sculptural way on such a large scale. As an artist, Steiner influenced many people, including Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys.

Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday provides the first comprehensive overview of Steiner's creative work, while also examining his historic roots and his ongoing influence. Several essays by respected authors approach the Steiner phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, examining topics such as the period in which his work evolved, the way that Steiner combined natural and spiritual science, his work in architecture, design and stage performance and his influence on tendencies in present-day art.

Edited by Mateo Kries, Alexander von Vegesack. Text by Walter Kugler, Walter Zumdick, Julia Althaus, Wolfgang Pehnt, Markus Bruderlin, Reinhold J. Fath, Pieter van der Ree, Philipp Ursorung, Manuel Gogos.