The Pequod Review:
In The Hidden Dimension, Edward Hall explores how human societies have used and perceived space (i.e., the physical distance people seek to maintain between themselves and others) — and especially how this has impacted architectural design and urban planning.
People carry around with them internalization's fixed-feature space learned early in life. Man is like other members of the animal kingdom, first, last and always a prisoner of his biological organism. No matter how hard he tries, it is impossible for him to the best himself of his own culture, where it has penetrated to the roots of his nervous system and determines how he perceives the world.