“Can you lend me [Goethe’s] Theory of Colors for a few weeks? It is an important work. His last things are insipid” -Beethoven

August 9, 2012 | 1 book mentioned 1

Booktryst offers a peek at famed German novelist and (apparently) amateur physicist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Theory of Colorsrevealing Goethe as a sort of proto-Kandinsky.

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