9780262620017

The Image of the City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262620017

  • ISBN10:

    0262620014

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1960-06-15
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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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.

Table of Contents

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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