The Image of the City

The Image of the City
Author: Kevin Lynch
Rating: 4.06
Bestsellers Rate: 77795
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 208
Hours of reading: 3.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 22,34 €

About the book

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.

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...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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...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--

Kevin Lynch Biography

Kevin Lynch received his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and he is currently Professor and Department Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University. He has been teaching mechatronics at Northwestern for over 15 years, and he has been awarded Northwestern's highest teaching awards. He publishes and lectures widely on his research in robotics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. Nick Marchuk is a Lecturer in Mechatronics and directs the Mechatronics Design Lab at Northwestern University. He teaches introductory and advanced courses in mechatronics and directs student projects in electromechanical design. He received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern. Matthew Elwin is currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, where he has served as a teaching assistant for its mechatronics course. He earned BA and BE degrees in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College in 2009 and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern in 2013. His research is in swarm robotics. ... Read full biography

Authors: Kevin Lynch
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Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Imprint: MIT Press
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780262620017
ISBN10: 0262620014
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Edition Statement: Pr.
Illustrations: 62
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Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 208
Book Weight: 217.72
Book Dimensions: 133x203x8
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Publication date: June 15, 1964
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Publication City/Country: Cambridge, United States

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