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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Essays on Physiognomy – Johann Caspar Lavater – Google Books
Large image Recto Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated physiohnomy 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.
Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue.
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Johann Kaspar Lavater
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 Pbysiognomy. Skip to content Skip to section menu. Retrieved 2 October The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally a symbol of charity or Christ, may reinforce or clarfiy the type of lavwter represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created man in his own image’.
Account Options Sign in. On dissimulation falsehood and sincerity. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat no Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy. Title-page with a vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated laavter 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.
Retrieved from ” https: His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well. Of the skulls of children.
Additions on the temperaments The fame of this book, which found admirers physioggnomy France and England as well as Germany, rests largely upon the handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations.
The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.
Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed. In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.
The effects of the imagination on the human form. A word to princes and judges. On freedom and necessity.
Six heads of horses. The two principal sources from which Hpysiognomy 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. Johann Caspar Lavater No preview available –