Friday, May 29, 2009
The Roots of Face Reading...part 9.
Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), German Pastor, teacher and poet, classified facial features, mental abilities and predispositions. His Essays in Physiognomy became a major resource for better than a century, and he became known as the discoverer of a new science.
His books were translated into several languages, and published in a total of 151 editions, the last as recently as 1940. He rejected astrology, divination, animal likenesses and undertook the simple, painstaking process of observation, description, and classification.
Posted by Laura Rose at 9:54 AM