The Hidden Dimension
An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural exchanges, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal.
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Yet once he has learned the language well, he is synthesizing so successfully
that he can interpret an extraordinarily wide range of events. Much that would
otherwise have been unintelligible gibberish is now understood. The theory that ...
Much to their chagrin, I would lean down to pick up what they had not seen
simply because I had learned to "attend" some things and to ignore others. I had
been doing it longer and knew what to look for, yet I could not identify the cues
We have, however, found insights and stimulation in each other's work and are in
agreement that there is much to be learned from the artist about how man
perceives the world. Most painters know that they are dealing with relative
degrees of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EricPMagnuson - LibraryThing
Excellent book. I need to read it again because it's so rich in ideas. Started it in Formentera in July and read it over 5 weeks, interspersed with Wikinomics, Freakanomics and Flip, so some of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alcetkovic - LibraryThing
A classic on how people (and animals) react on space and proximity of others. Hall discusses how man's proxemics i.e. the interrelated observation and theories of man's use of space is culturally defined. Read full review
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