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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. 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.
"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
" ...a readable, tautly organised, authoritative volume..." - Architectural Forum
The Image of the Environment
The City Image and Its Elements
A New Scale
Some References to Orientation
The Use of the Method
Two Examples of Analysis
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ISBN: 9780262620017 ISBN-10: 0262620014 Series: Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 1st January 1960 Publisher: MIT Press Ltd Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.22