LAVATER ESSAYS ON PHYSIOGNOMY PDF

Front Cover. Johann Caspar Lavater. . Essays on Physiognomy: Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind · Johann Caspar Lavater. Johann Kaspar (or Caspar) Lavater was a Swiss poet, writer, philosopher, physiognomist and theologian. Contents. 1 Early life; 2. Results 1 – 17 of 17 Essays on Physiognomy; by J.C. Lavater and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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About the database The British Museum collection database is a work in phyeiognomy. Skip to content Skip to section menu. Retrieved 2 October Signs of bodily strength and weakness. This article needs additional citations for verification. On the study of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna.

Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation. Of the disadvantages of physiognomy. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.

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Essays on physiognomy

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Breitinger were amongst his teachers. The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Portaand the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici translated into German in and praised by Lavater. Of the general objections made to physiognomy.

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Additions to the nose mouth and chin. Of the difference of skulls as they relate to sex and particularly. Collection online Essays on Physiognomy. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. More about the database. Retrieved from ” https: His oratorical fervor and genuine depth of conviction gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany.

On the Lines of Animality. The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure lavaterr the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally a symbol of charity or Christ, may reinforce or clarfiy the type of love represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created physiobnomy in his own image’.

His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well. PPA British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world. The fame of this book, which found admirers in France and England as well as Germany, rests largely upon the handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations.

Large image Recto Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated in clouds with a winged male figure and a goddess, deep in study, taking notes in front of a tablet of heads held by a female figure wearing a three-tiered crown, with a pelican feeding its young in the background to left; to Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Vol I.

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From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy. The British Museum collection database is a work in progress.

Lineaments of the cheeks. Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated in clouds with a winged male figure and a goddess, deep in study, taking essaays in front of a tablet of heads held by a female figure wearing a three-tiered crown, with a pelican feeding its young in the background to left; to Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Vol I.

In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city. Outlines of eyes after Le Bran. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.