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The Image of the City : Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series - Kevin Lynch

The Image of the City

Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series

Paperback Published: 1st January 1960
ISBN: 9780262620017
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

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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

" ...a readable, tautly organised, authoritative volume..." - Architectural Forum

The Image of the Environmentp. 1
Three Citiesp. 14
The City Image and Its Elementsp. 46
City Formp. 91
A New Scalep. 118
Some References to Orientationp. 123
The Use of the Methodp. 140
Two Examples of Analysisp. 160
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780262620017
ISBN-10: 0262620014
Series: Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 1960
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.22