Title, Essays on Physiognomy. Author, Johann Caspar Lavater. Edition, 3. Published, Original from, Harvard University. Digitized, Feb 2, Author: John Caspar Lavater; Category: Essays; Length: Pages; Year: Of the general objections made to physiognomy 73 Various objections to. Essays on physiognomy: tr. from the German of John Caspar Lavater, by Thomas Holcroft. Also one hundred physiognomical rules, taken from a posthumous.

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Of the difference of skulls as they relate to sex and particularly. On the Lines of Animality.

Essays on Physiognomy

Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: Essay by a late learned man of Oldenburg M Sturtz on physi. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols. The effects of the imagination on the human form. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. AdditionList of remarkable countenances. For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Additions to the nose mouth and chin. 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.


At barely twenty-one years of age, Lavater greatly distinguished himself by denouncing, in conjunction with his friend Henry Fuseli the painter, an iniquitous magistrate, who was compelled to make restitution of his ill-gotten gains.

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The British Museum and British Museum Shop use cookies to ensure you have the best browsing experience, to improve functionality and to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. Extracts from authors with remarks. On freedom and necessity. Views Read Physiognmoy View history. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. Johann Caspar Lavater No preview available – From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy.

On tbe harmony of moral and corporeal beauty. Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed. Additions on the temperaments Breitinger were amongst his teachers.


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Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder. Signs of bodily strength and weakness.

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Of the congeniality of the human form. Of the disadvantages of physiognomy. More about supporters and how you can help.

A word to princes and judges.