"Although it has been a long time in coming, the wait has certainly proved worthwhile. Krueger has provided an excellent translation of Katz's prose, as well as a valuable update of this earlier material in the light of subsequent work in the field....This is a useful evocative book with rich data and ideas on topics of universal interest which are usually glossed over with an opaque covering of metaphysics. Evidently science can illuminate art."
"The appearance of this magnificent translation and commentary... provides many with the opportunity to share Katz's insightful review and analysis of myriad touch-related issues."
"The English-speaking world is indebted to Lester Krueger for this...Krueger has outdone himself in providing a translation that has Katz speaking to us directly. In addition, he does an admirable job of relating this historic work with current research and understanding....The main value of the book is its wealth of rich observations that remind us what touch is all about. Thus, anyone with an interest in developing some acquaintance with the sense of touch will benefit immensely from this book. Likewise, any researcher looking for a fresh view and new directions in research will find a gold mine of possibilities."
-American Journal of Psychology