Author : Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Title : Drawings of noses , probably from Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (Physiognomic Fragments for Furthering the Knowledge and Love of Man) ( 1775-1778 ; English trans., Essays on Physiognomy, 1789-98 ).

Keywords: Lavater. Positivism. Physiognomy


Lavater’s work was one of the first detailed attempts to establish a link between physiognomy and personality.


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