- Series: Publications of the Joint Center for Urban Studies
- Unknown Binding: 194 pages
- Publisher: M.I.T. Press (1964)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0007DS0X4
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer 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--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Excellent book, must read for anyone interested in urbanism.
From a planner's perspective, this is a good qualitative research work that relates many lessons about aesthetics and efficient layouts of some famous US cities.
My teacher suggested that we buy this book while I was in an Urban Planning class and I am very happy I listened to him.
This book was a little slow at first, but it ended up being very useful and changed the way I view the city grid as a whole. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Falconress
however, I did not find this book to be helpful at all. I had to put it down immediately.
It is a difficult book to get through. Read more
I can't believe many customers / readers rate: 3 stars because "it is outdated". We shouldn't even consider to update this masterpiece, they may also want to add some notes to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Martin Murillo
Lynch's methodology is really fascinating- he was basically the pioneer of mental mapping and this research method shows up quite well in his piece. Read morePublished 20 months ago by kate n.
The Image of the City is © 1960 from the Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies.
The Legible City--a city you can read! Read more
A historical masterpiece in the fields of Urban Planning and urban studies. You shouldn't miss this book if you want set foot on this field.Published on November 9, 2011 by Mingyu
Lynch talks about the life in the cities of the modernity, as they are really utilized by the persons. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by Edoardo Angeloni
Great book full of information but a little too old as far as planning ideologies but still great book to read.Published on August 11, 2010 by Darnell
I'm about a quarter of the way through this book now and it's a very interesting read. Though by now it's a bit dated (published in 1960), and it's not as well-known as Jacobs'... Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Kirktronic