Good City Form

ISBN-10: 0262620464
ISBN-13: 9780262620468
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Kevin Lynch
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Description: With the publication of The Image of the City in 1959, Kevin Lynch embarked upon the process of exploring city form. Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, a high point from which he views cities past and possible. First  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.00
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/23/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

With the publication of The Image of the City in 1959, Kevin Lynch embarked upon the process of exploring city form. Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, a high point from which he views cities past and possible. First published in hardcover under the title A Theory of Good City Form

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.

Prologue: A Naive Question
Values and Cities
Form 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?
A Theory of Good City Form
Dimensions of Performance
Vitality
Sense
Fit
Access
Control
Efficiency and Justice
Some Applications
City Size and the Idea of Neighborhood
Growth and Conservation
Urban Textures and Networks
City Models and City Design
A Place Utopia
Epilogue: A Critique
Appendixes
A Brief Review of Functional Theory
A Language of City Patterns
Some Sources of City Values
A Catalog of Models of Settlement Form
Bibliography
Sources and Credits
Acknowledgments
Index

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