Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work

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Floris Books, 2007 - Anthroposophists - 278 pages
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Rudolf Steiner -- educator, architect, artist, philosopher and agriculturalist -- ranks amongst the most creative and prolific figures of the early twentieth century. Yet he remains a mystery to most people. This is the first truly popular biography of the man behind the ideas, written by a sympathetic but critical outsider.Steiner is widely known for what he left behind: a network of Waldorf schools, biodynamic farming, Camphill schools and villages and pioneering work in holistic health and environmental research. Although his achievements are felt all over the world, few people understand this unusual figure. Steiner’s own writings fill several bookcases, but are often dense and ‘insider’ in tone.Gary Lachman tells Steiner’s story lucidly and with great insight. He presents Steiner’s key ideas in a readable, accessible way, tracing his beginning as a young intellectual in the ferment of fin de siècle culture to the founding of his own metaphysical teaching, called anthroposophy.This book is a full-bodied portrait of one of the most original philosophical and spiritual luminaries of the last two centuries.

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Good overview of Steiner's live and ideology. - Goodreads
The one drawback was that there were no photographs. - Goodreads
Fantastic intro to Steiner's life and legacy.... - Goodreads
It's not exactly a page turner, but it is fascinating. - Goodreads
His educational ideas are sound. - Goodreads
Good introduction to Rudolf Steiner's life - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ani - Goodreads

I found this book absolutely fascinating. A great introduction to the life and ideas of an unusual man. The book was very readable and entertaining, and there were plenty of references to provide a ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Gary Lachman is the former bass player and composer for Blondie, the guitarist for Iggy Pop, and leader of his own groups The Know and Fire Escape. He has written for the Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review and Mojo. He is the author of Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius, New York Rocker, A Secret History of Consciousness and In Search of P. D. Ouspensky. He lives in London.

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