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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retinal image) and the visual world, which is what is perceived. For man was
depicted not as he is recorded on the retina, but as he is perceived (human size).
This explains some of the remarkable and peculiar effects in the painting of that
Small blood vessels in the sclera are clearly perceived, pores are enlarged.
Clear vision (15 degrees) includes ^the upper or lower portion of the face, which
is perceived as enlarged. The nose is seen as over-large and may look distorted,
Intimate visual detail in the face is not perceived, and nobody touches or expects
to touch another person unless there is some special effort. Voice level is normal
for Americans. There is little change between the far and close phases, and ...
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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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