Image of the City

Image of the City

by Kevin Lynch
     
 

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What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building

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What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities.

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"...a readable, tautly organized, authoritative volume..." Architectural Forum

"This small and readable book makes one of the most important modern contributions to large-scale design theory. David A. Crane Journal of the American Institute of Planners

Architectural Forum

...a readable, tautly organized, authoritative volume...

Journal of the American Institute of Planners - David A. Crane

This small and readable book makes one of the most important modern contributions to large-scale design theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262120043
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/28/1960

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"...a readable, tautly organized, authoritative volume..." Architectural Forum

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"This small and readable book makes one of the most important modern contributions to large-scale design theory. David A. Crane Journal of the American Institute of Planners

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Meet the Author

Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin and later obtained a Bachelor of City Planning degree from MIT. After a long and distinguished career on the faculty of the MIT School of Architecture and Urban Planning, he was named Professor Emeritus of City Planning.

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