Educational Imaginings

  • Nic PopleEmail author
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 25)


This chapter describes a series of Steiner and Steiner-influenced constructions, inter-weaving the stories of the buildings, architects, making and aspiration together into biographies. Beginning with Rudolf Steiner himself and resisting the view of the man as mystic or guru, it traces his early interest in Goethe, science and technology blending with a personal philosophy that came to form ‘Goethean observation’, or thinking about thinking. Pople traces how the Goetheanum buildings came into being and influenced later examples of spiritual architecture, including his own practice.


Steiner architecture Goethean observation Esoteric Exoteric Social renewal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nicolas Pople Architects ltdEast SussexUK

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