LITERATURE

The Arts

 

Visual Art, Art history, Art philosophy

 

 

Giorgio Vasari, On Technique, Publisher: Dover Art Instruction, 1999

Giorgio Vasari, Vasari's Lives of the Artists: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, first published 1550. Publisher: Courier Corporation, 2005

 

Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, originally published 1912. Publisher: Martino 

Publishing

Paul Klee, Notebooks: The Thinking Eye, Volume I.  Publisher: Publisher: Lund Humphries, London, 1969

 

Paul Klee, Notebooks: The Nature of Nature, Volume II. Publisher: Publisher: Lund Humphries, London, 1973, Both Notebooks available online at: ArchDaily

 

Hans Sedlmayr, Art in Crisis: The Lost Centre, First Edition 1958. Publisher: Routledge, 2017

 

Noel Cobb, Archetypal Imagination, Glimpses of the Gods in Life and Art. Publisher: Floris Books, 2020

 

John Fletcher, Art Inspired by Rudolf Steiner: An Illustrated Introduction. Publisher Mercury Arts Publications, 1987

 

Peter Stebbing, The Goetheanum Cupola Motifs of Rudolf Steiner. Publisher: Steiner Books Inc. 2011

 

Peter Stebbing, Conversations About Painting with Rudolf Steiner: Recollections of Five Pioneers of the New Art impulse. Publisher: Steiner Books Inc. 2009

Hilma af Klimt, Notes and Methods. Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 2018

 

Tracey Bashkoff (ed.), Hilma af Klimt: Paintings for the Future. Publisher: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2018

 

Sophia Caramanoff, The Life and Work of Janet Faith Jordan. Publisher: Wynstones Press, 2020

 

Van James, Spirit and Art: Picture of the Transformation of Consciousness. Publisher: Steiner Books, 2002

 

Dennis Klocek, Seeking Spirit Vision: Essays on Developing Imagination. Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press, 1998

 

Steve Bass, Beauty, Memory, Unity: A Theory of Proportion in Architecture. Publisher: Floris Books, 2019

 

Aleida Assmann, and Rudolf Steiner, Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, Exhibition Catalogue. Publisher: DuMont, 2010

 

Joseph Beuys, Edited and contributed by Volker Harlan, What is Art? Publisher: Clairview Books, 2004

 
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Creativity is not limited to people practising one of the traditional forms of art and, even in the case of artists, creativity is not confined to the exercise of their art. Each one of us has a creative potential. (Joseph Beuys, image: Disegno and Colore, Guercino, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri about 1640)

Colours, Paints, Plant Colour

 

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theory of Colours, first published 1810. Publisher: MIT Press, 1970

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethe’s Theory of Colour Volume I. Publisher: The Mass. Institute of Technology, USA, 1973

 

Johannes Grebe-Ellis and Oliver Passon, Goethe’s Farbenlehre from the Perspective of Modern Physics. Publisher: Holistic Science, The Field Centre, In Dialogue, vol. 1 September 2020 pp. 50-59 (Article)

 

Arthur Schopenhauer, David E. Cartwright (ed.), On Vision and Colors. Publisher: Berg 3PL (first published 1816)

 

Hilde Boos-Hamburger, The Creative Power of Colour. Publisher: Mercury Arts Group, 1963

 

J.L. Benson, The Inner Nature of Color, Studies of the Philosophy of the Four Elements. Publisher: Steiner Books, 2004

 

David Lee, Nature’s Palette: The Science of Plant Colour. Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 2011, ISBN 9780226470535 or 9780226470528

 

Marcel Minnaerd, Light and Color in the Outdoors. Publisher: Springer, first published 1993

 

David K. Lynch and William Livingston, Color and Light in Nature. Publisher: Camebridge University Press, 2001

Robert DelaunayArthur A. Cohen (ed.), The New Art of Color. Publisher: Viking Books 1978 

 

Hajo Dutching, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, The Triumph of Color. Publisher: Taschen, 1994

 

Cara Manes and Fatinha Ramos, Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color, book for children. Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, 2017

 

Johannes Itten,The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 1974 

 

Joseph Albers, Interaction of Color. Publisher: Generic 2013 (first published 1971)

 

Syme Patrick, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy and the Arts: The book Charles Darwin used to describe colours in nature on his voyage on the HMS Beagle. Publisher: The Natural History Museum, ISBN-13 9780565094454

 

Nick Neddo, The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pens, Pigments, Prints and more from Natur.Publisher: Quarry Books, 2015

 

Samual C. Rizzetta, Plant-Derived Pigments and Dyes Used By Artists (1965). Master's Theses. 4867. Publisher and available online at: scholarworks

 

Daniel V. Thompson, The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting. Publisher: Dover Art Instruction, 2003

 

Cennio D’Andres, Craftsman’s Handbook. Publisher: Dover Art Instruction, 1954

 

Sandy Webster, Earthen Pigments: Hand-Gathering & Using Natural Colors in Art. Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US), 2013

 

Lynn Edwards, Julia Lawless, Natural Paint Book: The Complete Guide to Natural Paints, Recipes and Finishes. Published by Kyle Cathie, 2002, ISBN 10: 1856264327, ISBN 13: 978185626432

 

Melo, M.J., Castro, R., Nabais, P. et al. The book on how to make all the colour paints for illuminating books: unravelling a Portuguese Hebrew illuminators’ manual. Herit Sci 6, 44 (2018). Publisher and available online at: Springer Open

 

Peter Stebbing (Hg.), The Art of Colour and the Human Form. Seven Motif Sketches of Rudolf Steiner, Studies by Gerard Wagner. Publisher: Dornach: Ita Wegman Institut; 2017  

 

 

Music

 

 

Martin Bernstein, An Introduction to Music. Publisher: Prentice Hall 1937, 1951, available at lyra association.org: lyrists@gmail.com

 

Michael Preston, Music from Around the World for Three-Part Recorder Ensembles. Publisher: Floris Books, 2018

 

Alexander Lauterwasser, Water Sound Images: The Creative Music of the Universe. Publisher: Floris Books, 2007

 

Armin Husemann, The Harmony of the Human Body: Musical Principles on Human Physiology. Publisher: Floris Books, 1994

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Jenny Holzer ‘Installation for Bilbao’ (Guggenheim Museum Bilbao,1997) a response to the enormous scale of loss surrounding the AIDS epidemic. Her work consist of words from the street brought into the museum on universal themes of intimacy, death, grief and loss to inspire the fight for human  rights, gender equality, conflict, war, and social justice to open a space for debate.