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Metamorphosis of Plants, The

By: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Mullumbimby, Acariaguides Publishing:

Seller ID: 12721

ISBN: 0980594804


The Metamorphosis of Plants (1790) is undoubtedly Goethe’s best known and most famous scientific work. In 123 short paragraphs the great German poet, philosopher and scientist accompanies the plant through all its outward transformations, from its development of a seed to its reformation into a seed. “If we observe all forms, especially the organic forms, we find that nothing is permanent, nothing is at rest, nothing concluded, but, on the contrary, that all ... View more info

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Theory of Colours

By: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, EASTLAKE, C.L.

Price: $76.00

Publisher: United States, MIT Press Ltd: 1970

Seller ID: 10084

ISBN: 0262570211


By the time Goethe's Theory of Colours appeared in 1810, the wavelength theory of light and color had been firmly established. To Goethe, the theory was the result of mistaking an incidental result for an elemental principle. Far from pretending to a knowledge of physics, he insisted that such knowledge was an actual hindrance to understanding. He based his conclusions exclusively upon exhaustive personal observation of the phenomena of color. Of his own theory, Goethe w... View more info

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Metamorphosis of Plants, The

By: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, MILLER, GORDON L., MILLER, GORDON L.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: United States, MIT Press Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 10070

ISBN: 0262013096


60 colour illustrations, 3 colour illustrations, 21 black & white illustrations, 60 color photos, 3 color illus., 21 b&w illus. The Metamorphosis of Plants, published in 1790, was Goethe's first major attempt to describe what he called in a letter to a friend "the truth about the how of the organism." Inspired by the diversity of flora he found on a journey to Italy, Goethe sought a unity of form in diverse structures. He came to see in the leaf the germ of... View more info

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Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, The Illustrated by David Newbatt

By: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, RAINES, TOM, CARLYLE, THOMAS,

Price: $38.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Wynstones Press: 2007

Seller ID: 7793

ISBN: 0946206589


7 colour illustrations A true fairy story is a work of art. At Michaelmas, in 1795, there appeared a series of stories of which the concluding one was a "Fairy Tale, The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily". This tale tells of magical transformation, yet one which, when the time is ripe, can be experienced by every human being. The author of these stories was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the creation of this "Fairy Tale" was to have far reaching co... View more info

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Readings in Goethean Science

By: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, STEINER, RUDOLF, KOEPF, HERBERT H., JOLLY, LINDA S.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, Floris Books: 1978

Seller ID: 1366

ISBN: 0938250027


This short book includes five key essays by Goethe ("Nature", "Explanatory Words on the Essay Nature", "Happy Encounter", "Perceptive Judgment", and "Experiment as Mediator Between Object and Subject") and two by Rudolf Steiner ("Inorganic Nature" and "Organic Nature", both from A Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception). [When referring to this item please quote our ID 1366] View more info