Aesthetic Physical Culture; A Self-instructor For All Cultured Circles, And Especially For…

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byOska Guttmann, Oska Guttmann

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...representation of given characters or for special intellectual excitement, 'several shades and modulations enter into the movement. It is evident that, for instance, joy and pleasure bring with them a perceptibly increased swiftness of movement, while with sorrow and melancholy, there would be a perceptible decrease. Exalted moods and passions require an increased switfness. Courage and decision show a secure, firm tread; cowardice, a weak, wavering gait, a slow, or at least, very moderate tempo. In anguish and horror, the gait is tottering; in courage-and fury, tempestuous. Hypocrisy and treachery sneak along; silliness and vanity move with short, tripping steps and feet much turned outward; phlegm (indifference) and idleness have a Slow and slipping or rather slouching gait; scorn a stamping gait, etc. In general, it may be said that the further a man's special character departs from the ideal of true manhood, the greater his moral faults and weaknesses, so much wider become his departures from the normal gait, from the bounds required by grace and dignity, and so much the more decidedly will his gait indicate one fault or the other, or the several forms of fault. Although the structure of our walking apparatus tends naturally to.going forward, and this is the normal method of walking, it also admits of walking backward. If, for instance, one would withdraw from a person to whom reverence is due, decorum demands that this take place with single, backward steps, with the face fixed upon the revered person; then the full turn for walking forward is made. Neglect of this rule renders one liable to the reproach of ill-breeding, disrespect and irreverence. Also, in great surprise, in astonishment, horror, etc., one walks backward some steps....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...representation of given characters or for special intellectual excitement, 'several shades and modulations ente...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217773117

ISBN - 13:9780217773119

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