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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Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism. This site uses cookies. Of the congeniality of the human form. Resemblance between parents and children. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Selected pages Page From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. 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 essayw wearing a physlognomy crown, with a pelican feeding its young in the background to left; to Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Vol I.


The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Porta onn, and the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici translated into German in and praised by Lavater.

Of the union between the knowledge of the heart and philanthropy. Of the general objections made to physiognomy. Observations on the newborn the dying and the dead. His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well.

During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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Essays on Physiognomy – Johann Caspar Lavater – Google Books

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Find out more x. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols. Search the website Search the collection Search the shop. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.

Physiognomu Michael James Mascuch 22 June Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals essys Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder. A word to princes and judges. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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On tbe harmony of moral and corporeal beauty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lineaments of the cheeks. fssays

More about the database. As a poet pysiognomy, Lavater published Christliche Lieder — and two epicsJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock. Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy.