In this innovative anthology, Angela Lord presents a unique series of commentaries on art, aesthetics, and color by three of Western culture’s greatest intellects. Her comparative study of works by Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Rudolf Steiner illustrates how each of these towering thinkers employed an individual and groundbreaking approach. Yet, remarkably, there are common threads that weave through their collective works that have been previously overlooked.
By selecting and extracting specific quotations and arranging them in particular sequences, Lord sheds light on texts that have often been restricted to theological and academic study. Through their exposure, she reveals their relevance to the arts today, showing how their content can stimulate an enhanced awareness of truth, beauty, and knowledge one’s life. The author also offers us the opportunity to reinterpret the works of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas in the light of Rudolf Steiner’s contemporary spiritual-scientific insights.
In addition to the extensive quotations from three historical figures, Lord provides brief biographies, an introduction, notes, and a bibliography. The book is well illustrated throughout and includes color plates.
C O N T E N T S:
1. Biographies: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Rudolf Steiner
2. Art: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Rudolf Steiner
3. Aesthetics: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Rudolf Steiner
4. Color: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Rudolf Steiner
Angela Lord is a painter, interior color designer, muralist, and art educator. Born and educated in Christchurch, New Zealand, following seven years of teaching in state primary schools, she became a teacher of special needs children in a Rudolf Steiner curative education school (Hohepa), developing a program for crafts and painting therapy. She studied with Gerard Wagner and received a diploma from the Goetheanum Painting School, Dornach, Switzerland. With her partner Robert Lord, she began the Colour Transformation Company, which specializes in the Lazure painting technique, interior design, and murals. She also runs an open studio for watercolor painting, the Colour Research Studio, in East Sussex, England, and has given workshops and lectures on color and art history in New Zealand and Europe. Her books include The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The White Snake (fairytales for children); Art, Aesthetics and Color: Aristotle, Aquinas and Steiner; and Colour Dynamics: Workbook for Watercolour Painting and Colour Theory.