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The Individuality of Colour

Contributions to a Methodical Schooling in Colour Experience

Elisabeth Wagner-Koch Translated by Peter Stebbing Foreword by Sergei O. Prokofieff Author and Illustrator Gerard Wagner

128 pp.  
9" x 11"
Illustrations: Color

Rudolf Steiner Press




  • “What is postulated here is not the dogmatic laying down of a way of working. Rather the aim is to make evident one possible means of access to an experience of the color world ... and guide actual practice to Rudolf Steiner’s sketch motifs—to their eminent educational power—for we recognize in them a path that can become of great significance to the developing human soul.” (from the introduction)

This unique workbook describes the early stages of training for painters, teachers, as well as for beginners. The stages are based on recommendations by Rudolf Steiner for the development of a renewed art of painting for our time. The book draws on Steiner’s indications for teaching painting in the first Waldorf school, his lectures on color and art, and sketches he made for painters. Together, they form a self-contained system of exercises for a new, spiritually alive art.

(Photo: The authors, Gerard Wagner and Elisabeth Wagner-Koch, in the garden of their house in Dornach, Switzerland.)

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