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Urban identities

Author: Gail Deibler Finke
Publisher: New York : Madison Square Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book deals with urban identities worldwide, from Glasgow, Scotland, to Canal City Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan. We then leap to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC, and the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. Design is only the tip of the iceberg in an urban sign system, suggests Leslie Gallery Dilworth in her introduction. A truly successful system is one thoroughly planned." "Leslie Gallery  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finke, Gail Deibler, 1964-
Urban identities.
New York : Madison Square Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607152490
Online version:
Finke, Gail Deibler, 1964-
Urban identities.
New York : Madison Square Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)609905974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Deibler Finke
ISBN: 0942604660 9780942604665 090260466X 9780902604667
OCLC Number: 41884817
Description: 189 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Responsibility: Gail Deibler Finke.

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"This book deals with urban identities worldwide, from Glasgow, Scotland, to Canal City Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan. We then leap to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC, and the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. Design is only the tip of the iceberg in an urban sign system, suggests Leslie Gallery Dilworth in her introduction. A truly successful system is one thoroughly planned." "Leslie Gallery Dilworth, founder of Philadelphia's Foundation for Architecture and the mind behind Direction Philadelphia and other model urban sign systems, explains the basis of urban sign planning including: funding options, maintenance, and building community consensus." "Information on Maps and Mapping Strategies, Towns and Municipalities, Transit Systems, Parks, and a new typeface for Highway Signs are included."--Jacket.

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