Rudolf Steiner

An Introduction to His Life and Work

By Gary Lachman

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A popular biography of one of the most creative and prolific figures of the early twentieth century.

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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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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. Steiners own writings fill several bookcases, but are often dense and insider in tone.


Gary Lachman tells Steiners story lucidly and with great insight. He presents Steiners 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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Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 9 Aug 2007
ISBN 9780863156182
Number of Pages 280

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