The Image Of The City

June 15, 1964|
The Image Of The City by Kevin Lynch
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The classic work on the evaluation of city form.

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.

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.
Title:The Image Of The City
Product dimensions:202 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:202 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Published:June 15, 1964
Publisher:MIT Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262620017

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