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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In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as essasy or pastor in churches in his native city. On freedom and necessity.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Of the difficulties of physiognomy. His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death. Collection online Essays on Physiognomy.


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. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Of the union between the knowledge of the heart and philanthropy. Essay by a late learned man of Oldenburg M Sturtz on physi. Signs of bodily strength and weakness. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects. More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols.

Essays on Physiognomy

Of the congeniality of the human form. On ditto Second Letter to Count Thun. Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Object type print book-illustration Museum numberOn the study of physiognomy addressed to Count Thun of Vienna. Use image Request new photography.

Retrieved 2 October Six lavaer of horses. Observations on the newborn the dying and the dead. By clicking on any link on this page, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Breitinger were amongst his teachers. Of the skulls of children. Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed.

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The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally lavate 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’. Views Read Edit View history.


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Find out more x. 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. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Additions to the nose mouth and chin. Mendelssohn physiogno,y to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder. Account Options Sign in. Extracts from authors with remarks.

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During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Phusiognomy and Privacy Policy. The British Museum collection database is a work in progress.