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Publisher Comments:

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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The classic work on the evaluation of city form.

Synopsis:

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.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262620017
Author:
Lynch, Kevin
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Lynch, Michael
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
United states
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
City and state planning and urban development
Subject:
Urban renewal
Subject:
City planning -- United States.
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Urban renewal -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series The Image of the City
Series Volume:
PBS P 3425.1
Publication Date:
19600615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.5 in

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