Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

City Sense and City Design Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch

by Michael Southworth

  • ISBN: 9780262620956
  • ISBN10: 0262620952

City Sense and City Design Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch

by Michael Southworth

  • List Price: $67.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780262620956
  • ISBN10: 0262620952
used Add to Cart $18.85
You save: 72%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $59.63
You save: 11%
Marketplace Item
Description: Kevin Lynch's books are the classic underpinnings of modern urban planning and design, yet they are only a part of his rich legacy of ideas about human purposes and values in built form. "City Sense and City Design brings together Lynch's remaining work, including professional design and planning projects that show how he translated many of his ideas and theories into practice. An invaluable sourcebook of design knowledge, "City Sense and City Design completes the record of one of the foremost environmental design theorists of our time and leads to a deeper understanding of his distinctively humanistic philosophy.

The editors, both former students of Lynch, provide a cogent summary of his career and of the role he played in shaping and transforming the American urban design profession during the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s. Each of the seven thematic groupings of writings and projects that follow begins with a short introduction explaining their content and their background.

The essays in part I focus on the premises of Lynch's work: his novel reading of large-scale built environments and the notion that the design of an urban landscape should be as meaningful and intimate as the natural landscape. In part II, excerpts from Lynch's travel journals reveal his early ideas on how people perceive and interpret their surroundings--ideas that culminated in his seminal work, "The Image of the City. This part of the book also presents Lynch's experiments with children and his assessment of environmental-perception research. The examples of both small-scale and large-scale analysis of visual form in part III are followed by three parts on city design.These include Lynch's more theoretical works on complex planning decisions involving both functional (spatial and structural organization) and normative (how the city works in human terms) approaches, articles discussing the principles that guided Lynch's teaching and practice of city design, and descriptions of Lynch's own projects in the Boston area and elsewhere.

The book concludes with essays written late in Lynch's career, fantasy pieces describing utopias and offering new design freedoms and scenarios warning of horrifying "cacotopias."
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$18.85
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: Light House
Location: Hayward, CA
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$25.00
Comments:
Seller: Moe's Books
Location: Berkeley, CA
Condition: Very Good
Corners slightly scuffed. very clean and tight copy otherwise.
Price:
$27.00
Comments:
Corners slightly scuffed. very clean and tight copy otherwise.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service. Buy with confidence.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$30.39
Comments:
Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service. Buy with confidence.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Caliban Book Shop
Location: Wilkinsburg, PA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Second Printing. c.1991. Softcover. 4to. 853pp. Very Good. Light general shelfwear, sunning to spine, mild soil to text block.
Price:
$33.75
Comments:
Second Printing. c.1991. Softcover. 4to. 853pp. Very Good. Light general shelfwear, sunning to spine, mild soil to text block.
Seller: FastBooks100
Location: Franklin, TN Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Price:
$43.95
Comments:
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$44.11
Comments:
Seller: Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$44.55
Comments:
Seller: Found Books
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Condition: Good
0262620952.
Price:
$49.50
Comments:
0262620952.
Seller: indoo.com
Location: Avenel, NJ
Condition: New
0262620952.
Price:
$59.63
Comments:
0262620952.
Seller: booksdiscount11
Location: Sterling Hts, MI Ask seller a question
Condition: New
New Book Original US edition, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. We Ship to PO BOX Address also.
Price:
$65.59
Comments:
New Book Original US edition, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. We Ship to PO BOX Address also.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$67.54
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: discount_scientific_books
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Condition: New
New Book Original US edition, We Ship to PO BOX Address also.
Price:
$79.97
Comments:
New Book Original US edition, We Ship to PO BOX Address also.
Seller: Basi6 International
Location: Irving, TX
Condition: New
New, US edition. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
Price:
$80.21
Comments:
New, US edition. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).