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Good City Form
by Kevin Lynch

Overview - 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 what utopian communities might be, sees what is to be learned from hellish images, and helps us place city forms into one or another of three theoretic constructs; cosmic or ceremonial centers, the machine city, and the city as an organism.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 what utopian communities might be, sees what is to be learned from hellish images, and helps us place city forms into one or another of three theoretic constructs; cosmic or ceremonial centers, the machine city, and the city as an organism.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780262620468
  • ISBN-10: 0262620464
  • Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: February 1984
  • Page Count: 528
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP


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