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By Uta Brandes

The table is a spot of labor and of motion, however it additionally serves as a spot to convey own issues and personal tastes. hence it usually characterizes in methods a fabric and symbolic cohesion. The table isn't just very informative in itself, but in addition should always be studied and understood within the context of its cultural, gender-specific, and field-related atmosphere. the focal point of this learn is a comparative research of using desks. Desks in insurance firms, banks, administrative specialists, name facilities, and layout studios in twelve international locations on all continents have been studied. This book offers the consequences within the kind of vast visible fabric, empirical analyses, and important essays. The learn used to be conducted through the Koln foreign institution of layout (KISD) in collaboration with universities in Hong Kong; manhattan; Seoul; Taipei; Curitiba, Brazil; Pune, India; Auckland; Milan; and Fukuoka, Japan.

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