Historical Timeline of Physiognomics
Part 2



Jun 3, 1735 – Peter Wentworth to the Earl of Strafford, London, 3rd June, 1735. a Yorkshireman’. When she came up to them, she asked him of the right, who was a handsome young fellow and a gentleman volunteer : ‘ What countryman are you?’ ‘A Scotsman, your Majesty.’ ‘What’s

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1745 – Writing to Somerset Draper in 1745, he inquired how Hogarth was getting on with the picture and whether he intended to engrave it.[40] Besides their personal friendship, Garrick and Hogarth were linked by their common preoccupation with representing the passions

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Mar 9, 1757 – The founder of Cerebral Physiology was born at Tiefenbrunn, in Baden, on the 9th March 1757. His father, a physician, sent him to Vienna to study medicine under Stoll and Van Swieten ; and there GALL remained for many years. His attention had been called

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1763 – Nevertheless, Wilkes’s face became central to political print culture after the publication of Hogarth’s representation in 1763. In order to analyze the physiognomic significance of Wilkes’s face, it is necessary to look more closely at the origins of Hogarth’s

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1769 – He was ordained a deacon in 1769, and a few years later became pastor of a church in Zurich. His sermons were much admired, and widely diffused by the press ; but he was censured by some for a tendency to paradox, superstition, and mystical theology. In 1775-78

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1771 – Yet we have a strong testimony to the charms of his conversation in the words of a respectable witness, M. Dussaulx, who, speaking of a party he gave to Rousseau, among others, in 1771, exclaims, “A quelque nuages pres, mon Dieu, qu’il fut aimable ce jour 1k!

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1772 – Lavater’s desire for a direct expression of the soul, a language in which signi- fier and signified are locked together in a transparent and unchanging sign, is already present in his Aussichten in die Ewigkeit, the book Goethe had reviewed in 1772. According to

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1775 – That great observer (whose observations will yet some day be made available by science) published his Physiognomic– Fragments in 1775. This work excited an immediate and very general interest in physiognomical research, and could hardly fail to attract the attention

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1778 – He has not, therefore, dealt in generals (for that would be epic), but particulars; has not brought together characters fittest to excite the gradations of sympathy (for that would be dramatic); but we there behold everything as it actually was, and actually occurred

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1778 – On these tablets it is said that the shape of the ears of newborns foretells their future character. This pseudoscience reached its peak with Johann Caspar Lavater in 1778 in his publication called Physiognomic Fragments.
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Apr 15, 1778 – 13 Nicolai affirms his fundamental belief in the scientificity of physiognomics in a letter to Lichtenberg from 15 April 1778, published in Lichtenberg’s Briefwechsel, ed.
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1780 – 85 That physiognomics was especially popular in France explains the enthusiastic reception given in the 1780s to Caspar Lavater, the Swiss popularizer of the physiognomic school. The first edition of his work, published in 1780, was followed by eight more

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1780 – 12″ Herder was also initially captivated by Lavater, but broke with him in 1780 in an article entitled ‘Studium des natürlichen Consensus der Fo>~men im menschlichen Körper’ (the study of the natural consensus of the forms of the human body), rejecting

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Mar 18, 1780 – A passage from a letter Lavater addressed to Goethe on 18 March 1780 illuminates especially clearly the discrepancy in the approaches manifest in their studies of nature, despite any affinity in their scientific goals. Here Lavater writes: “I am about to make a

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1785 – 3. Soemmerring’s treatise was republished in revised and expanded form one year later, in 1785, under the title Uber die korperliche Ver- schiedenheit des Negers vom Europder (On the anatomical differences distinguishing the Negro from the European). In this

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1793 – In his ” Flora Fri- burgensis,” which was published in 1793, he called those plants social, which always appear in groups, and cover large surfaces uniformly, thus contributing to give a physiognomic character to a landscape, which the moving, often traveling animals

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Sep 5, 1794 – 1 M. Adet gave Randolph only the above portion. The copy in Paris, written in cipher (translated) and script, is dated 5 September 1794. It opens with animadversions on Jay, and reflections on Hamilton and others. The original of the passage concerning Randolph

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Jan 1796 – From Sheffield, in the January of 1796, Coleridge wrote to a friend reporting progress. In that letter occurs the following sentence:—”Indeed, I want firmness; I perceive I do. I have that within me which makes it difficult to. say No, repeatedly, to a number of

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1798 – Lavater’s theories were, and still are, regarded as having been thoroughly ridiculed and ultimately dismissed altogether by the enlightener Lichtenberg, so that in 1798 Immanuel Kant could already claim, in his Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht (Anthropology

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May 25, 1803 – Astrology of Ralph Waldo Emerson with horoscope chart, quotes, Astro-Rayological Interpretation & Charts; Quotes; Biography; Images and Physiognomic Interpretation … Ralph Waldo EMERSON, born May 25, 1803 at 3:15 PM in Boston (MA) (USA) http

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1805 – The first was proposed by Humboldt1 in 1805, in connection with his effort to determine the features that give distinctive character to the vegetation of different altitudes in tropical America. Humboldt saw, in the types which he recognized, the distinctive

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1807 – In 1807, Richard Brown submitted a dissertation for the Doctor of Medicine degree to the University of Pennsylvania. It was on ‘the Truth of Physiognomy,. and its Application to Medicine’.5 Over the course of some eightv pages Brown discussed the nature and

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1816 – 44), both highly expressive. A scudo of the same Pope struck in 1816 (fig. 45) from dies cut by the chief engraver of the mint, Giuseppe Pasinati,'”” displays a portrait that is touch- ing in its naive simplicity. .’Apparently an unsure feeling for plastic values

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1817 – Of Eich- ter’s, by the way, still survives, in odd corners of the world, a curious thin octavo, published by Ackermann, in 1817. I can here only quote the characteristic title of this (mentally) very physiognomic Irochure, which runs thus:—’ Daylight. A recent

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1824 – The magazine reprinted William Leete Stone’s physiognomic readings of”six distinguished Americans”–including four presidential prospects–in 1824 (“Physiognomy” np). Apparently after viewing Benjamin O. Tyler’s engraving of William Harris Crawford’s face

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Feb 22, 1830 – Under date February 22, 1830, Chase, at Washington, made in his diary an entry which contains these words:. “Judge Burnett, of the Senate, is a small man, of a not unpleasing countenance. The indications of intellect are slight, but, by untiring industry, ho has

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1838 – The term ‘formation’, or ‘vegetative formation’, was introduced in 1838 by Grisebach in the form ‘ phytogeographical formation ‘, which subsequently gave place to ‘ vegetative formation ‘. Grisebach wrote,5 ‘ I give the name phytogeographical formation to a group of

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1840 – Monsieur de Bacourt,a the literary executor of Talleyrand, who was the French Ambassador to the United States in 1840, paid a visit to Mr. Gallatin in that year, and describes him as a “beau vieillard de quatre-vingt ans,” who has fully preserved his faculties.

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1845 – In 1845, Töpffer formalised his thoughts on the picture story in his Essay on Physiognomics: “To construct a picture-story does not mean you must set yourself up as a master craftsman, to draw out every potential from your material — often down to the dregs! It does

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Sep 28, 1853 – on sell known in pictorial history, blazing with the lurid lantern-light, and that great mouth, opened doubly wide as it assures peaceful citizens that the night Judging from physiognomic.ll indications, we not wish a better companion over a bottle of LieDfraumilch, than Fir.
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May 22, 1856 – It was a paper titled: “On the application of photography to the physiognomic and mental phenomena of insanity” which was read by its author Hugh W. Diamond, before the Royal Society in England (don’t know the city), on May 22, 1856.
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Sep 10, 1859 – This power of a physiognomic majesty is well illustrated by another story from the Caucasus, which I find in Lermontoff’s history of the eventful campaign that ended with the capture of the prophet-chieftain, Shamyl ben Haddin, on the plateau of Ghunib, September

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1862 – In 1862, the French physiologist Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne de Boulogne attempted to render transparent the soul and emotions of man by mapping physiognomic movement through electro-stimulation of compliant subjects’ facial muscles (including professional actors).

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1876 – Despite the desire expressed in his art criticism for legible physiognomics, Duranty was fascinated by the illegibility he found in Degas’s art.

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1878 – Passannante was an anarchist who tried to assassinate King Umberto I of Savoy in 1878. Read the full story by Peter Kiefer from the weekend edition of The New York Times. Interested in the history of pseudosciences like eugenic and physiognomics? THE FACE

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Sep 24, 1882 – Physiognomic Curiosities” is the title of tuia series, which its appearance in tbo Yolntdur Science )tlv. Like His others, it is readable, I’rnyerbooks and -bouic:r spurt, nil Lrnnohos of –history. blu;;. du>;ma. hht;osol;hv. fiction, the belle9–wither under the t; . Cuthulfn .
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1887 – One of his earliest works was his ‘Essai sur la physiognomic des Serpens,’ which appeared in 1887, in two vols. 8vo, with a folio Atlas. This may be said to be the first really scientific work on Serpents ever published, and, although since that date great

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Jul 4, 1891 – In physiognomic mobility, and variety, and definiteness of expression Japanese women are doubtless, as a rule, inferior to our wom- en; I believe no parallel is to be found in the history of European letters to tle remarkable that a very large proportion of the best writings of the
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Mar 31, 1892 – Search history · Search help · Browse · By date · By region · By title · Papers Past >; Otago Witness >; 31 March 1892 >; Page 33 >; DEEMING’S a heavy blonde moustache quite concealing the character of the mouth, and then comes the most marked physiognomic trait — a broad, square,
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1894 – Revue des études grecques VII 1894. Nr. 27—28 (Juillet-Décembre). H. Weil, Sur un morceau suspect de l’Antigone de Sophocle (904—12) S. 261—66. —J. Imbert, L’épigrammc grecque de la stèle de Xanthe S. 267—75. — Л. H. Sayce, Inscriptions et

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Sep 18, 1895 – The knowledge of a criminal physiognomic type, which at first appeared most novel, and was most generally denied by the savants, is often instinctive among the common people. There are often persons, especially among women, who are far from suspecting even the existence of criminal
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1910 – From his base at Stanford, Terman set out in 1910 to revise the Binet-Simon mental test, newly minted by Alfred Binet and his apprentice Theodore Simon in France. Unlike Binet, however, who regarded intelligence as too complex to be captured by a number alone

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1919 – In 1919, just a year after the first volume of Untergang des Abendlandes appeared, the Austrian essayist Rudolf Kassner published Zahl und Gesicht (Number and face), the first in a long series of physiognomic treatises that would constitute the primary direction

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1922 – Starting in 1922, Sander set out to make an all-encompassing visual record of German society. He envisioned his project as “a physiognomic image of an age.” It would present “all the characteristics of the universally human.” How to organize such a massive

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1925 – THE first volume of Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published in 1925. Few people read it. The quality press rarely reported Hitler’s speeches in Munich’s Krone Circus, where he fulminated against Jews, Democrats, and French Bananenfresser (banana guzzlers).

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May 12, 1926 – history. to. predict their formal course. Physiognomic and Systematic, organic and mechanical, are. further distinguished as the Becoming and the Become-as. Time and Space: Time is. form of the organic, Space the. a. Page 2. May 12,19261. The. Nation
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1929 – As he wrote in 1929, the year he painted Upward, “I do not choose form consciously; it chooses itself within me.”¹ The physiognomic character of Upward indicates Kandinsky’s association at the Dessau Bauhaus with fellow Blaue Vier artists Paul Klee and Alexej
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1930 – This broader scope manifests itself in the title of one of Kassner’s later physiognomic works, Das physiog- nomicshe Weltbild, published in 1930. By the same token, it is incorrect to claim, as one critic has, that Kassner is “the creator of universal physiognomies

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Nov 1932 – In November 1932, Ernst Kris presented a fascinating paper titled “A Psychotic Artist.” It dealt with the eighteenth-century Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, who had become famous for his series of grimacing busts, which at the time were considered

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Nov 17, 1937 – Richard was born on November 17, 1937. Pregnancy and birth were normal. He sat up at 8 months and walked at 1 year. His mother began to “train”him at the age of 3 weeks, giving him a suppository every morning “so his bowels would move by the clock.”The mother, in

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1938 – This head also comes from Gordine’s series of sculptures that represent the physiognomic characteristics of different races. When Gordine held an exhibition of her work in London in 1938, she was praised by poet and critic Arthur Symons: ‘Her profound sense of

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Nov 16, 1945 – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on 16 November 1945…. . It describes the above-ground or underwater vegetation structures and cover as observed in the field, described

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May 15, 1966 – He treats the reader to his musing and findings as handwrit analyst; his physiognomic comment verges on phrenology: confused men have confused fur rows.” Clearly, Kelen means well. Some Hammarskjold admirers will forgive much for the sake of in formative vignettes and because of he
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May 10, 1970 – Fellini’s film is full of grotesque, overpainted faces, veritable physiognomic palimpsests; misconceived torsos and pointlessly preening behin3s; drooping bosoms I suggest to Fellini, to whom I also award the title of arbiter , that one cannot, as a filmmaker, eliminate history.
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Sep 28, 1975 – THE AUTHOR has a largely undeserved reputation as an elitist, based on his physiognomic tics, his verbal dan dyism, his Catholicism. But while it true that he believes in eschatology, it is also true that he approaches the ques tion of his soul’s ultimate disposition by way of common
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Nov 3, 1982 – In other instances he reduced his sitters to their occupations or physiognomic types. Throughout the work there is an immediacy of handling and a quick response to the subject which often result ed in a disarming intimacy. showed how the inten sity of emotional experience could be laid
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Jan 9, 1983 – History and its cellmate, mortality, obsessed him. In a credo he wrote, ”It is not my intention either to criticize or to describe these In certain respects, Sander’s compilation owes its conception more to the quasi-scientific physiognomic portrait tradition than it does to the
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Sep 29, 1988 – The persistent notion that propin quity can be assayed through biological tests or by physiognomic judgment has been sufficiently discredited to warrant any further comment other than to recommend that your correspondent read John column definition of.
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Jun 6, 1991 – Her self portraits, portraits of others and figure drawings, and while being expert in their physiognomic accuracy, they are also remarkable for their projection of the unique temperaments of the personalities depicted. As in her paintings, her photographs capture the mood and the
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Jul 21, 1992 – ‘A Visage Decouvert’ takes an analogous line on the history of the representation of the face in Western art, arguing that Le Brun’s zeal for physiognomic classification represents another manifestation of the reluctance to acknowledge the true, limitless unpredictability of man.
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Jul 25, 1993 – seems equally at home describing the efforts of the Renaissance magician Giovanni Battista della Porta to establish a science of physiognomics, He shows as much empathy for philosophic historians, like Voltaire and Gibbon, as for currently fashionable philosophers of history,
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Mar 4, 1994 – But the images here, defined only as an area of indentation, are almost purely abstract even as their desultory contours practically challenge the viewer to read figural, or physiognomic, sense into them. At least one clearly appears as something distinctly not a portrait,
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Sep 1, 1995 – amusement, embarrassment, suspicion, or outright terror and loathing, laced with religious indoctrination or the pseudo-science of physiognomics, giving rise to a dispiriting spectrum Paul Cartledge is a fellow of Clare College and reader in Greek history, University of Cambridge.
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Jun 1, 1996 – 2) Leonardo and his contemporaries could also rely upon the ancient literature of physiognomics; for example, David Summers has shown that the Chapter 3 examines how Le Brun actually put this knowledge into practice in history painting. Next follows a series of chapters designed to
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Nov 4, 1997 – The other is that physiognomic “science” and its pernicious uses and results have become a favourite cultural studies topic which there are a lot of books about. I suppose the effect does depend on what’s new to you, ideas-wise. It’s just bad luck if you’ve read some of these books,
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Sep 25, 1998 – Drawing from biology, anthropology, psychology, history, and literature (to name a few), McNeill examines the details of physiognomic muscular structure, as well as how people decorate, enhance, and manipulate themselves with masks, tattoos, piercings, plastic surgery, and cosmetics.
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Nov 11, 1999 – Births: Prince Ottavio Piccolomini, military commander, 1599; Andre- Charles Boulle, cabinetmaker, 1642; Johann Albert Fabricius, classical scholar, 1688; Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, navigator, 1729; Johann Kaspar Lavater, writer, pastor and founder of physiognomics, 1741;
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Jul 1, 2000 – With the placement of the human body as a composite of readable signs, qualities of character and intelligence were intrinsically linked to physiognomic analysis. The starting point for such discourses is found in the definition of the “proper” nose, and as Gilman duly notes a remains
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Dec 1, 2001 – 319). At the same time, Berger’s eagerness to distance himself from art historians leads him to overstate the status of the “physiognomic fallacy” in contemporary art-historical practice. By positioning his own approach primarily against what he calls “mainstream” art history,
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Aug 2002 – Field reconnaissance and aerial photographs taken in August 2002 were used to identify and delineate wetland types and plant communities based on physiognomic characteristics and species composition.
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Jun 2, 2003 – In distinguishing the emphasis of African culture (portraiture) with western culture, Mr. Borgatti narrated that while the latter emphasizes individual identity and the portrait canon stresses physiognomic likeness – notably, the communication of personality through facial features and
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Jun 18, 2004 – The special effects here, including the physiognomic morphing that is the sine qua non of recent horror movies, has an unholy smoothness. Scenes of crouched beings scurrying across ceilings will excite wonder and fear and not ridicule, as analogous images in the earlier movie did.
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Oct 25, 2005 – Other attempts at linguistic codification of gestures are known from history, a well-known example being that of the Cistercian monks who, Reflections on specific gestures are scattered throughout the literature of classical antiquity, especially in texts on physiognomics and
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Apr 1, 2006 – In the finest tradition of writing a history of ideas, Gray traces the development of such early physiognomic approaches in the works of Schopenhauer, Gray’s book constitutes a history of physiognomic thought, but not an investigation of the social and cultural conditions that
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Aug 1, 2007 – art history at Oxford University, shows just how powerful the theme is, and how essential it is to Western traditions of art and science. In an influential book, “Physiognomics,” once attributed to Aristotle, each animal literally represents a type; character and appearance are
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Apr 1, 2008 – Dr. Popovic krijgt de prijs, een penning en een geldbedrag van 12.000 euro, voor zijn met cum laude bekroonde dissertatie ”Reading the Human Body: Physiognomics and Astrology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Hellenistic-Early Roman Period Judaism”. Hij onderzocht astrologische en
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Mar 27, 2009 – Here at Muckraker, we always try to keep our eyes peeled and our ears to the ground (a real physiognomic challenge). The more sources we have, the better — so if you are a fellow lantern-bearer in the dark caverns of the Bush administration’s environmental policy, let us know.
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