Hilda Raske, an artist and eurythmist, devoted years of study and experimentation to understanding Steiner's works of art and his use of color. She grew so familiar with his unusual works that she could describe them in Goethean terms as events in color and light and dark. Colors spoke to her, and this language is what she tried to convey in words and images through this book. She is said to have remarked on more than one occasion, "I can hear my paintings. And if I don't hear them, then they're just not quite right yet." Decades of research and study went into producing this lavish volume. Steiner's works and his statements about the first Goetheanum are carefully presented, including a panorama of the activities of red and blue, light and dark, in the building and its two cupolas.