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    DescriptionWhat 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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    Title
    The Image of the City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262620017
    ISBN 10: 0262620014
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 711.4
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC22: 711.40973, 711.4
    LC classification: NA9108 .L9, NA9108.L9
    Thema V1.0: AMVD, AMG
    Illustrations note
    62
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    01 January 1960
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "...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
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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.