Goethe's Science of Living Form
The Artistic Stages
This is a beautifully illustrated book which presents a new perspective on nature.
Hoffman takes the four classical elements of Earth ,Water, Air and Fire, and shows
how each corresponds to a unique approach to understanding the natural world.
His four stages of scientific enquiry combine scholarly acuity with artistic insight,
and make use of analytical science, mechanics, sculpture, music and poetry.
'The reader will find much to intrigue and may agree that the Goethean approach to
landscape if adequately appreciated (my emphasis) amounts to a 'revolution in
ecological understanding'.' -- Martin Lockley, The Scientific and Medical Network