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Michel, Karl
Die Sprache des Körpers in 721 Bildern
J. J. Weber, 1910. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. XLI, 167pp. Original illustrated wrappers with gilt lettering on cover. The language of the body in 721 pictures. Fascinating work on the art of acting, profusely illustrated with 721 b/w photographic illustrations demonstrating body poses and emotions. The work is thoroughly researched and points to various previously publications on the subject, e.g. Cludius in "Grundriss der körperlichen Beredsamkeit," who alone points to some 73 Greek, Roman, German, English and French writers dealing with the subject. The author discusses professions asides actors that benefit from the knowledge on body language, e.g. public speakers, painters, sculptors, caricaturists, detectives, educators, etc. as well as the origins of body language, the relation of gestures and language, gestures and emotions, etc. The 721 b/w photographs with a magnitude of expressions is accompanied by a detailed listing at front, describing the respective emotions relating to the various gestures portrait by the photographs. Text in German. Wrappers and interior in near fine condition. near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]
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