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Physiognomy in profile : Lavater's impact on European culture

Author: Melissa Percival; Graeme Tytler
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005.
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"Johann Caspar Lavater's richly illustrated Physiognomische Fragmente was published in Germany between 1775-78 and was rapidly translated into the major European languages. Presenting his theories on how the configuration of facial features may be held to show qualities of mind or character, Lavater's work triggered a "physiognomical frenzy" (to quote his adversary Georg Christoph Lichtenberg) in late
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Physiognomy in profile.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607673537
Online version:
Physiognomy in profile.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607683846
Named Person: Johann Caspar Lavater; Johann Caspar Lavater; Lavater, Johann Caspar <1741-1801> - Critique et interprétation.; Lavater, Johann Caspar <1741-1801> - Influence.; Johann Caspar Lavater; Johann Caspar Lavater; Johann Caspar Lavater; Johann Caspar Lavater; Johann Caspar Lavater
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Percival; Graeme Tytler
ISBN: 0874138361 9780874138368 1611492378 9781611492378
OCLC Number: 57352751
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Inborn character and free will in the history of physiognomy / Kevin Berland --
The physiognomy of inner bodies : hermetic and sensualist patterns of argument in the work of Johann Caspar Lavater / Maximilian Bergengruen --
Lavater contemplating a bust of Chatham : a conundrum in national and personal physiognomy / Mary Lynn Johnson --
Lavater and the drawing manual / Ross Woodrow --
What's behind a face? : Lavater and the anatomists / Caroline Warman --
Lavater's influence on Sir Walter Scott : a tacit assumption? / Graeme Tytler --
Physiognomy and the artist community in Eduard Mörike's Maler Nolten / John L. Plews --
"The sickness turned her inside out and now her soul was on her face" : disease, disfigurement, and the physiognomical conclusions of Laclos's Les liaisons dangereuses and Zola's Nana / Christopher Rivers --
"Er lasst sich nicht lesen" : physiognomy and the city / Michael Gamper --
Physiognomy, zoology, and physiology as paradigms in sociological sketches of the 1830s and 40s / Martina Lauster --
Toward a "modern" Lavater? : Degas and Manet / John House --
Some reflections on August Sander and his physiognomic portraits / Edward A. Aiken --
Lavater fictionalized : Jens Sparschuh's Lavaters maske / Chloe E.M. Paver --
Jeffrey Ford's The physiognomy : postmodern Lavater at the cusp of the twenty-first century / Clorinda Donato.
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Percival and Graeme Tytler.
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Johann Caspar Lavater's richly illustrated "Physiognomische Fragmente" triggered a "physiognomical frenzy" in late eighteenth-century Europe. Though some dismissed his work as cranky pseudoscience,  Read more...

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