The variety of new developments towards nature, harmony, and humanity in architecture and art has promoted the rise of creative environmental initiatives. Anthroposophy, whose research methods reveal organic links between the material culture and the human spirit, has often been considered to be a mystical ideology. This tended to prevent the architecture that it inspired from developing widely. Presently there are no books that integrate anthroposophical ideas on architecture with mainstream ideas, illustrate Rudolf Steiner's concepts, and show the influence of his artistic impulse on the creative processes of the twentieth century.

Architecture and Anthroposophy has a special vitality in that it presents not only the origins and the history of the movement, but also integrates the professional discourse on aesthetic conflicts of the twentieth century, and introduces the contemporary situation as researched by distinguished art historians and architects in Europe and the United States. The new "living encyclopedia" on philosophically and spiritually inspired art and architecture can not only enrich general architectural studies but also show new perspectives of environmental development and promote the spread of much-needed spiritual-organic architectural ideas.

The book is designed for 268 pages in an 8"x 12" hard cover format with a colorful dust jacket. It is structured as a monograph and consists of an introduction and acknowledgements, two parts containing 29 chapters, a bibliography, summary, index, photographic credits, and 348 illustrations (189 in color). The number of copies printed is 2000 in Russian with a summary in English. Editorial/design supervision: Anna Sokolina, © 2001 (RF), © 2002 (USA), © 2010 (RF 2nd edition).