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Spirit and Art

Title:      Spirit and Art
Categories:      High School, Middle School, Elementary School, History, Art Studies, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      529
Authors:      Van James
ISBN-10(13):      9780880104975
Publisher:      Steiner Books
Publication date:      2-1-2002
Number of pages:      256
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

Pictures of the Transformation of Consciousness

“As an art student in the late sixties, I recall how painfully dry and intellectual my art history classes were. I thought to myself, or rather felt to myself, ‘There must be something more’” (Van James).

Artist Van James offers that something more. This is a richly readable and lavishly illustrated text that reveals how, at every stage, human consciousness has evolved through the medium of art. It makes the case for a hidden stream that has put forth art works and art movements throughout history, in an ongoing visible revelation of invisible spiritual currents.

Art, originally a part of the secret Mystery cults of the ancient world, has become an expression of the individual creative intuition. At every stage, Albert Einstein’s comment applies: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

Available from Steiner Books Dr. Rudolf Steiner Bookstore

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