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The Hidden Dimension by Edward T Hall
The Hidden Dimension

ranahki, April 20, 2006

A captivating scholarly writing on how human beings react to and make use of spatial distance from a physical and psychological viewpoint, i.e.. the study of Proxemics. The book also deals with cultural differences in the use of space. Hall examines the French, German, English, Japanese, and Arab world comparing each with the American context and with one another. The final chapters look at the world of 1950?s and 1960?s and seek to explain the ways in which we must design our cities to reflect proxemics values. Many readers would immediately disagree with Hall?s claims that there are inherent differences between the races that could not be overcome but Hall is rather persuasive. Though this is an old classic it is not outdated. This book is very different from ?Management Science? books, as it requires broader general cultural knowledge from the reader by venturing into the domains of art, classical history and psychology.
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