Space and the Light of the Creation. A New Essay in Cosmic Theory

London: Privately Published, 1933. First edition. Small 4to, 67 pp, bound in printed wraps. Printed at the Farningham Press. Illustrated with black and white diagrams. Includes bibliography.

A work of theoretical geometry and color theory by the Cambridge-education mathematician, pacificist, Quaker and Anthroposophist, who was responsible for translating many of Rudolf Steiner's works into English. The essay is an expanded revision of a text which was originally published two years prior in German by the Goetheanum, entitled "Synthetic Geometry, Goethe's Theory of Metamorphosis and Mathematical Physics", and is here "freely" translated back into Kaufmann's original tongue.

Of special interest in the essay are the parallels Kaufmann draws between plant leaf formation under light and the process of weaving.

This book was an influence on the artist M. C. Richards, and is discussed in her book The Crossing Point.

Wraps a bit creased with some light staining, and bumps to the tips which affect the interior leaves, but very good. Scarce. OCLC locates 10 holdings, only two of which are in the US. Item #27830

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