The Image of the City / Edition 1

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Overview

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.The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

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

"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262620017
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/1960
  • Series: Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 432,784
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin and later obtained aBachelor 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 CityPlanning.

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