- Paperback: 194 pages
- Publisher: The MIT Press (1960)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262620014
- ISBN-13: 978-0262620017
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Image of the City
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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.
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Other than that, a really fascinating look into normative planning strategy.
Also of interest for anyone interested in the human perception, especially of large, time-scale objects.