Goethe's Science of Living Form

The Artistic Stages

By Nigel Hoffman

Foreword by Craig Holdrege

Format: Paperback

Uses the four classical elements of earth, water, air and fire to present a new scientific perspective on nature.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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This is a beautifully illustrated book which presents a new perspective on nature. Hoffman takes the four classical elements of Earth ,Water, Air and Fire, and shows how each corresponds to a unique approach to understanding the natural world. His four stages of scientific enquiry combine scholarly acuity with artistic insight, and make use of analytical science, mechanics, sculpture, music and poetry.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 2 Aug 2007
ISBN 9780932776358
Number of Pages 176

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'The reader will find much to intrigue and may agree that the Goethean approach to landscape if adequately appreciated (my emphasis) amounts to a 'revolution in ecological understanding'.'-- Martin Lockley, The Scientific and Medical Network Review

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