The Silent Language, The Hidden Dimension, Beyond Culture.
Hall, Edward T.$850.00
Item Number: 1269
New York: Doubleday, 1959-1976..
First editions of each of the renowned anthropologists first three books. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. Each book is signed by Edward T. Hall. Also laid in is an email from the author’s wife regarding the signing of these volumes. An exceptional group.
In The Silent Language, Hall coined the term polychronic to describe the ability to attend to multiple events simultaneously, as opposed to "monochronic" individuals and cultures who tend to handle events sequentially. Followed by his second book The Hidden Dimension, Hall created the concept of proxemics, or personal spaces. In 1976, he released his third book, Beyond Culture developed the idea of extension transference.