Claude Fayette Bragdon

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Claude Fayette Bragdon was an American architect, artist, writer, and publisher who was active in the Theosophical Society in America. He operated the Manas Press in Rochester, New York, and was the first publisher of P. D. Ouspensky's work, Tertium Organum.


Bragdon wrote excellent books about architecture, art, and Theosophy:

  • The Beautiful Necessity: Seven Essays on Theosophy and Architecture. 1910. 109 p. Available at Internet Archive, Internet Archive, Hathitrust, Google Books, and Google Books.
  • Episodes from an Unwritten History. In 1910, an enlarged second edition was published.
  • Man the Square: a Higher Space Parable. 1912. 34p.
  • Oracle. 1921. 64 p. Portrait in frontispiece. Available at Internet Archive. Bragdon collected messages that had been received by his deceased wife Eugenie Julier Macaulay Bragdon via automatic writing. Some are epigrammatic personal messages, and others are prophetic.
  • A Primer of Higher Space (the Fourth Dimension). 1913. 78 p. Illustrated.
  • Projective Ornament. 1915. 78 p. Illustrated.
  • Theosophy and the Theosophical Society. 1909