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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In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city. Additions to the nose mouth and chin.

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He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types. A word to princes and judges.


Johann Kaspar Lavater

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Of the skulls of children. Of the general objections made to physiognomy. The effects of the imagination on the human form. Account Options Sign in. Additions on the temperaments Views Read Edit View history. AdditionList of remarkable countenances. The allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge essays 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 love represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created man in his own image’.

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Of the union between the knowledge of the heart and philanthropy. 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. Breitinger were amongst lqvater teachers. On dissimulation falsehood and sincerity. Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. His writings on mysticism were widely popular as well. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Physiignomy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten in die Ewigkeit 4 vols. The British Museum and British Museum Shop use cookies to ensure you have the best browsing experience, to improve functionality esssays to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

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.

Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June Skip to content Skip to section menu. Of the congeniality of the human form. From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy. The Museum makes its esasys database available to be used by scholars around the world.