The Image of the City

Kevin Lynch (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$29.00
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
June 15, 1964
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.41 X 7.94 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262620017
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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.

Reviews

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

--Architectural Forum

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