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Good city form

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1984, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A summation and extension of Lynch's vision for the exploration of city form.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Lynch
ISBN: 0262620464 9780262620468 0262120852 9780262120852
OCLC Number: 10163319
Notes: Originally published: A theory of good city form. ©1981.
Description: 514 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Forms values in urban history --
What is the form of a city, and how is it made --
Between heaven and hell --
Three normative theories --
But is a general normative theory possible --
Dimensions of performance --
Vitality --
Sense --
Fit --
Access --
Control --
Efficiency and justice --
City size and the idea of neighborhood --
Growth and conservation --
Urban textures and networks --
City models and city design --
A place utopia.
Other Titles: Theory of good city form
Responsibility: Kevin Lynch.

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This is a major work... Lynch looks at connections between human values and the physical forms of cities, sets requirements for a normative theory of city form, reviews earlier physical images of Read more...

 
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