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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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.
Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June 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. Selected pages Page The effects of the imagination on the human form.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation. Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy. Of the difference of skulls as they relate to sex and particularly. New records, updates and images are added every week. At barely twenty-one years phyxiognomy 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.
About the database The British Museum collection edsays is a work in progress. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. The allegorical lavqter may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pjysiognomy, 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 man in his own image’.
Account Options Phjsiognomy in. For the surname, see Lavater surname. 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. 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.
On freedom and necessity. Use image Request new photography. Outlines of eyes after Le Bran. Please help improve this article by adding citations to phydiognomy sources. Signs of bodily strength and weakness.
Of the disadvantages of physiognomy. Retrieved 2 October Of the congeniality of the human form. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. On dissimulation falsehood and sincerity.
Skip to content Skip to section menu. Of the union between the knowledge of the heart and philanthropy. 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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Of the difficulties of physiognomy. Additions on the temperaments In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed.