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Author Halle, Judith von

Common Titl Holzplastik des Goetheanum. English
Title The representative of humanity : between Lucifer and Ahriman : the wooden model at the Goetheanum / Judith von Halle, John Wilkes ; [translated from German by Pauline Wehrle and John Wilkes]

Publ Info Forest Row : Sophia Books, 2010
 RWU Main Library  BP595.S895 H3513 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents The representative of Humanity-An overview / John Wilkes -- The first Goetheanum / Judith von Halle -- The wooden model, the representative of humanity between Lucifer and Ahriman / Judith von Wilkes -- Development of the "Group", the work on the models / John Wilkes -- The significance of the collaborative work of Rudolf Steiner and Edith Maryon in their respective biographies / Judith von Halle -- An insight into the essence and significance of the "Group" for the present and future / Judith von Halle -- Why the "wooden model" and not "wooden sculpture"
Note "In the conceiving his architectural masterpiece - the Goetheannum in Dornach, Switzerland - Rudolf Steiner designed a large wooden model, featuring three main figure, to be placed in a central position inside the building. Known as the 'Representative of Humanity', this sculpture shows a central and free-standing Christ holding a balance between the beings of Lucifer and Ahriman, who represent polar tendencies of expansion and contraction. On New Year's Eve 1922, the Goetheanum was destroyed by fire, bu the model - still in a process of creation and therefore housed in an external studio - miraculously escaped the flames. Its remains intact to this day in the present Goetheanum. With numerous full colour photos and illustrations, [title] offers a vivid introduction to this monumental, world-historic artwork. We follow the evolution of the statue through the photographic documentation of many models created in its development: from six smaller versions to a full-size plasticine construction. This latter model-also still on display- offers an impressive insight into the artists' detailed intentions, having been repeatedly revised by Rudolf Steiner. It demonstrates the continual spiritual movement evident in the whole series of small models, and the metamorphic processes which developed over an eight-year period." -- P [4] of cover
LC subject Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925. Group of Three Figures
Art and anthroposophy -- Switzerland -- Dornach
Wood sculpture -- Switzerland -- Dornach
Goetheanum -- History
Add Author Wilkes, A. John
ISBN 9781855842397