Sensitive Chaos: The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air by Theodor Schwenk. Preface by Commandant Jacques Y. Cousteau. Schocken Books. "First published by SCHOCKEN BOOKS 1976" stated with no listing of subsequent printings. 8 1/2" x 9 3/4". 144 pages plus 88 pages black and white photos. ISBN-10:0805236368. Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Edge wear. Bumping to the top of the dj. A 1/2" tear on the bottom of the front panel with an accompanying fold. Is price-clipped. No other missing pieces. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Bright gilt lettering on spine. Moderate cover edge wear. Gifted to the previous owner in light ball point pen on the first blank page. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. GJ24b
Using the theories and discoveries of Rudolf Steiner, Theodore Schwenk examines the nature of water and air, the fluid and streaming elements. To begin with, he follows, in wonderfully poetic language and detailed illustrations, the almost magical natural patterns of water and isolates its archetypal movement. Out of its archetypal forms-such as the tendencies to roll in circles, to make vortices, to flow in streams alongside other streams or within bodies of water-he traces the development of substance. He shows how the archetypal form and movement bring forth visible substance, as in the heart where a dividing wall has been formed where streams of arterial and venal blood course together."