A Primer of Higher Space
with 'Man the Square'
by Claude Bragdon
9781921775413 | Book | 2011
The noted architect Claude Bragdon was introduced to the work of C. Howard Hinton by his friend Gelett Burgess and conceived of writing a "primer," illustrated with numerous elegant diagrams and drawings which would introduce hyperspace theories to a general reader. Bragdon appended a philosophical fantasy "Man the Square", which he had rescued with tongs after initially consigning the manuscript to a fire.
The fourth dimension of Space is a memory-haunting phrase, often heard, yet little understood. In this slender volume the author has attempted to explain what is meant by it, and to usher the reader into some of those fascinating halls of thought to which it is the door. Although the exposition is along known and already conventional lines, it is hoped that there is enough new and original matter to justify the book, and enough simplicity of presentation to justify its title.