Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Proxemics

I am currently rereading Edward T. Hall's masterful The Hidden Dimension and am constantly amazed at how important a book it truly is. Every American should read this to learn how man interacts with the environment and with each other. Absolutely one of the best books I have ever read.

"Like gravity, the influence of two bodies on each other is inversely proportional not only to the square of their distance but possibly even the cube of the distance between them."

The only "mistakes" seen in Hidden is due to when it was written (1966, 1982) as no one knew the Ancient Greeks painted their sculptures - True Colors/BRT and that man descended from an arboreal ancestor (Learning to Walk/BRT). Other then that, this book will change how you view society and yourself. Not bad for a paperback costing $7.95, don't you think? :)

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