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IMAGE OF THE CITY

KEVIN LYNCH

Lynch influenced the field of city planning through his work on the theory of city form, and studies relating to human perceptions of the city y y , g p p y on the perception of the city environment and its consequences for city design. Lynch says "Looking at cities can give a special pleasure, however y y g g p p , commonplace the sight may be. Like a piece of architecture, the city is a construction in space, but of a vast scale, . . . perceived only in the course of long spans of time . . . At every instant, there is more than the eye can see, more than the ear can hear, a setting or view waiting to be explored. , , g g p Nothing is experienced by itself, but always in relation to its surroundings, the sequences of events leading up to it, the memory of past experiences . . . Every citizen has had long associations with some part of his city, and his image is soaked in memories and meanings . . . “ g g

Theory of Kevin L h K i Lynch

IMAGE OF THE CITY

KEVIN LYNCH

Image of the city
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Image of the Environment Three cities The city Image and Its elements City Form A new Scale

Book contents

Appendices
1. 1 Some references to orientation 2. The Use of the methodology 3. Two examples of analysis

IMAGE OF THE CITY

KEVIN LYNCH

Methodology of working:
Make visual plan Analyze the existing form and public image of the area. Understand the critical problems, opportunities and image elements and use them in designing a city .

Structure of the book th b k

To explain that he takes three cities Boston, New jersey, Los Angeles as examples and tries to introduce a system in which one can derive design guidelines.

IMAGE OF THE CITY

KEVIN LYNCH

The Image of the Environment
He says “Every citizen has had long associations with some part of the says, Every city, and his image is soaked…...

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