Art & Literature

Our Art & Literature collection features studies of artists as diverse as Ninetta Sombart, Hieronymus Bosch, Carl Larsson and Raphael, as well as explorations into the work of Shakespeare and Dostoevsky.

This section also includes our range of books about architecture and design with two important works by Jon Allen.

Illustration from A Farm by Carl Larsson
Beauty, Memory, Unity: A Theory of Proportion in Architecture

Beauty, Memory, Unity: A Theory of Proportion in Architecture

Steve Bass
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Examining the sense of unity and harmony in architecture, and calling for a return to the use of proportion, this book ranges impressively from ancie... Read more

Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm: Paintings from the Swedish Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm: Paintings from the Swedish Arts and Crafts Movement

Original Artwork by Carl Larsson; Polly Lawson
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Beautiful watercolours depicting Swedish rural life at the turn of the last century, ... Read more

Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space

Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space

Gordon Strachan
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Explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, suggesting its origins lie in Islamic architecture. Also explores how a particular building or space affects... Read more

Drawing Geometry: A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects

Drawing Geometry: A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects

Jon Allen; Foreword by Keith Critchlow
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Teaches professionals how to draw two-dimensional geometric shapes in simple step-by-step instructions.... Read more

Explores the significance of the 15-image Madonna sequence developed by Felix Peipers... Read more

The Hidden Geometry of Flowers: Living Rhythms, Form and Number

The Hidden Geometry of Flowers: Living Rhythms, Form and Number

Keith Critchlow; Foreword by The Prince of Wales
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A beautiful and original book in which renowned thinker and geometrist Keith Critchlow focuses on flowers as ... Read more

History in English Words

History in English Words

Owen Barfield; Foreword by W. H. Auden
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A classic historical excursion through the English language.... Read more

The Life and Times of Rudolf Steiner: Volume 1: People and Places

The Life and Times of Rudolf Steiner: Volume 1: People and Places

Emil Bock; Translated by Lynda Hepburn
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A truly comprehensive portrait of Steiner and those who surrounded him, including student days in Vienna and his time... Read more

The Life and Times of Rudolf Steiner: Volume 2: Origin and Growth of his Insights

The Life and Times of Rudolf Steiner: Volume 2: Origin and Growth of his Insights

Emil Bock; Translated by Lynda Hepburn
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Explores some of the themes and ideas in Steiner's work as they came about in the course of his life.... Read more

Making Geometry: Exploring Three-Dimensional Forms

Making Geometry: Exploring Three-Dimensional Forms

Jon Allen
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Teaches professional how to make three-dimensional models of all the Platonic and Archimedian solids in step-by-step instructions.... Read more

One Language: Source of All Tongues

One Language: Source of All Tongues

Arnold D. Wadler
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Classic study on the origin of human language, tracing it back to pre-Columbian America.... Read more

Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: Classes 1 to 8

Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools: Classes 1 to 8

Thomas Wildgruber; Translated by Matthew Barton
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A comprehensive teachers' manual which provides a complete artistic curriculum suitable for Steiner-Waldorf Classes 1 ... Read more

Painting With Children: Colour and Child Development

Painting With Children: Colour and Child Development

Brunhild Müller; Translated by Donald Maclean
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Ideas for encouraging a child's self-expression through watercolour painting. This incredibly practical book is based ... Read more

An in-depth study of the four 'Oxford Christians' revealing the depths of their creative imagination and the last... Read more

Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work

Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work

Gary Lachman
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A popular biography of one of the most creative and prolific figures of the early twentieth century.... Read more

Rudolf Steiner Enters My Life

Rudolf Steiner Enters My Life

Friedrich Rittelmeyer; Translated by Dorothy S. Osmond
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The compelling story of Rittelmeyer's encounter with Rudolf Steiner, his critical appraisal of Steiner's ideas, and his gradual convictio... Read more

Taco Bay: His Life and Work

Taco Bay: His Life and Work

Deborah Ravetz
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The first biography of the man who led The Christian Community for twenty-five years.... Read more

An in-depth study of Dante's Divine Comedy which includes an exploration of Dante's connection to esoteric movements... Read more

A Way of Seeing: Perception, Imagination and Poetry

A Way of Seeing: Perception, Imagination and Poetry

John Allison
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This beautifully written book by Australian poet John Allison shows how poetry can reveal aspects of the world invisible to science.... Read more

Mama: A World of Mothers and Motherhood

Mama: A World of Mothers and Motherhood

Hélène Delforge; Illustrated by Quentin Gréban
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A stunning collection of portraits and intimate reflections on motherhood, sharing what unites mothers from differ... Read more

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