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Bodies in a Landscape: On Office Design and Organization
Bodies in a landscape: On office design and organization
Johanna Hofbauer

Small wonder, then, that a mentality which deemed it necessary to make faith ‘clearer’ by an appeal to reason and to make reason ‘clearer’ by an appeal to imagination, also felt bound to make imagination ‘clearer’ by an appeal to the senses.

(Panofsky, 1976: 38)

… virtually everything that man is and does is associated with the experience of space.

(Hall, 1990: 181)

A main issue in the field of research on ‘organizing the body’ is spatial design. The close interplay of space and body clearly operates in more than a metaphorical sense. In organization, one tends to find ‘heads of department’ located on the upper floors of office buildings, whereas ...

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