What Time Is This Place?

ISBN-10: 0262620324
ISBN-13: 9780262620321
Edition: 1972
Authors: Kevin Lynch
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Description: Time and Place -- Timeplace -- is a continuum of the mind, as fundamental as the spacetime that may be the ultimate reality of the material world. Kevin Lynch's book deals with this human sense of time, a biological rhythm that may follow a  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/15/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 287
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Time and Place -- Timeplace -- is a continuum of the mind, as fundamental as the spacetime that may be the ultimate reality of the material world. Kevin Lynch's book deals with this human sense of time, a biological rhythm that may follow a different beat from that dictated by external, "official," "objective" timepieces. The center of his interest is on how this innate sense affects the ways we view and change -- or conserve, or destroy -- our physical environment, especially in the cities.

Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin and later obtained a Bachelor of City Planning degree from MIT. After a long and distinguished career on the faculty of the MIT School of Architecture and Urban Planning, he was named Professor Emeritus of City Planning.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Time and Place
Cities Transforming
The Presence of the Past
Alive Now
The Future Preserved
The Time Inside
Boston Time
Change Made Visible
Managing Transitions
Environmental Change and Social Change
Some Policies for Changing Things
Appendix: Asking Questions
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

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