Goethe came to color from art . His concern for chromatic effects as an artistic resource led him to tirelessly investigate the enigma of color and culminated in the development of one of the most important scientific treatises on color theory that refuted the previous postulates of Newton himself.
This book collects the plates with which he illustrated his theory and the explanations that accompanied them . Complex and exciting at the same time, the text reveals the latent tensions between subject and object, reality and representation, art and science, and the innumerable dichotomies that stimulated the thought and work of the German author throughout his life.
The book closes with an epilogue by Jürgen Teller detailing the journeys and vital episodes that explain Goethe's transition from the poetic to the scientific in his theory of colours .
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Format: 12 x 18 cm Binding: Cardboard Pages: 92 Spanish Language