“Natural” Movement and the Delsarte System of Bodily Expression

In 1892 Edward B. Warman published a book on the Delsarte Philosophy of Expression entitled Gestures and Attitudes. A practical as well as a theoretical compendium, this thick tome is a nineteenth-century precursor to the self-help books of today. In his introductory remarks on Delsarte’s philosophy, Warman explains: “The Delsarte …

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