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Projective Geometry

Creative Polarities in Space and Time

July 2013
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    9th July 2013
  • ISBN 9781855843790
  • Language English
  • Pages 292 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"

Whicher explores the concepts of polarity and movement in modern projective geometry as a discipline of thought that transcends the limited and rigid space and forms of Euclid, and the corresponding material forces conceived in classical mechanics. Rudolf Steiner underlined the importance of projective geometry as, "a method of training the imaginative faculties of thinking, so that they become an instrument of cognition no less conscious and exact than mathematical reasoning." This seminal approach allows for precise scientific understanding of the concept of creative fields of formative (etheric) forces at work in nature—in plants, animals and in the human being.

Olive Whicher's groundbreaking book presents an accessible—non-mathematician's—approach to projective geometry. Profusely illustrated, and written with fire and intuitive genius, this work will be of interest to anyone wishing to cultivate the power of inner visualization in a realm of structural beauty.

Olive Whicher

Olive Mary Whicher joined George Adams in London in 1935, and worked with him in research in mathematics and physics. She has published a number of books, including a few in collaboration with Adams. She has taught at Emerson College and traveled widely as a lecturer in Europe and the United States. She died January 2006.