Physiognomy in Profile

Physiognomy in Profile The Swiss Theologian Johann Caspar Lavater 1741 1801 Is Best Known For His Revival Of Physiognomy, Or The Ancient Art Of Judging Character From Physical Appearance His Writings On Physiognomy, Rapidly Translated Into The Major European Languages, Made Him A Celebrity In His Lifetime Although They Were Always Controversial, Lavater S Theories Had A Pervasive And Long Lasting Influence On Art, Literature, Medicine, And The Emerging Social Sciences Physiognomy In Profile Affirms And Assesses Lavater S Contribution To European Culture In The Two Hundred Years Since His Death It Examines How His Vision Of Physiognomy As A Viable Method Of Interpreting The Modern World Has Repeatedly Been Affirmed And Challenged Even Today, At The Turn Of The Twenty First Century, This Study Reveals That Lavater S Ideas Have A Surprising Resilience The Book Adopts A Cross Disciplinary Approach, Focusing On The Novel, Press And Periodical Literature, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Caricature, Encyclopedias, And Medical Texts It Brings Together The Work Of Scholars From North America, Europe, And Australia.

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  • Hardcover
  • 258 pages
  • Physiognomy in Profile
  • Melissa Percival
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 9781611492378