Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts

Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

A translation of GA 286 - multiple translators



This collection introduces Rudolf Steiner’s vision of architecture as a culmination of the arts. Such an architecture is a vital synthesis that unites sculpture and painting, as well as drama, music and dance.

Steiner’s ideas did not remain abstract; within his lifetime he designed and constructed a number of buildings, including the Goetheanum – a center for culture and arts near Basle, Switzerland. In these lectures Steiner describes, with reference to the Goetheanum, the importance of an architecturally coherent and integrated community, and how this in turn affects social unity and harmony. A valuable collection for students of architecture, the arts, and social science.

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