To increase the size of photos and flyers for better viewing click or double-click on them and they will open in a larger format.


To have all new posts emailed to you each time something new is added to this website, please subscribe in the right hand column where it says Follow By Email. Simply type in your email address and press Submit. This is a good way to have notices of conferences, workshops, etc., emailed directly to you right when they are posted.



Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Goetheanum as White Magic, or Why Is Anthroposophical Architecture So Important? by David Adams


As the Anthroposophical Society prepares in 2013 to once again close down the Goetheanum auditorium in Dornach and over the next year to perform a variety of overdue restoration work on the stage, roof, and terrace of this now 90-some-year-old building, it is worth inquiring once again just why this Goetheanum artwork is so significant for anthroposophy and for the world.

It is not generally known that Rudolf Steiner, in addition to the seventeen buildings he designed, delivered more than seventy lectures about architecture, primarily concerning the Goetheanum?1 He also wrote several essays on this topic and included many more important discussions and references on architecture and the Goetheanum as ”side topics” in other lectures. Why did Steiner feel the Goetheanum, and architecture in general, to be such an important subject? We know he would not have come to such a judgment lightly. 

For link to the whole essay click here. 

No comments: