Dornach: Sektion für redende und musische Künste am Goetheanum, 1947. Second edition. Softcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7"). pp (Text),  leaves (Plates). Original printed wrappers with green lettering to front cover.
Reminiscent of Leonardo's grotesque heads, Rudolf Steiner's "Physiognomisches Karikaturen" portrays the following twelve characters:
- The Genius;
- The Philosopher;
- The Great Philosopher;
- The "Master";
- The Student;
- The Artist;
- The Pastor;
- The Statesman;
- The Businessman;
- The Lord Council;
- The Fashion Lady;
- The Scoundrel;
Each illustration measures 3 5/8 x 3 1/8" and is tipped in onto a 9 1/2 x 6 1/2" grey cardstock.
Originally published in 1940, 15 years after Steiner's death, this volume contains an Introduction by Marie Steiner, the author's widow.
Minor and sporadic discoloration along edges of wrappers. Previous owner's name in ink at lower margin of title (not affecting lettering). Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #41014
About the author: Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was an Austrian philosopher, author, social reformer, architect and esotericist who gained initial recognition at the end of the 19th century as a literary critic. At the beginning of the 20th century, he founded an esoteric spiritual movement called anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy. Other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism. In 1907, Steiner began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts (developing a new artistic form, eurythmy) and architecture, culminating in the building of the Goetheanum, a cultural centre to house all the arts.