Blooming Rock Book Club Meeting - The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch
Thanks to those who came to our January book club meeting where we discussed Ross Chapin’s Pocket Neighborhoods. It was a great discussion and we had our biggest turnout yet!
February’s book is Kevin Lynch’s The Image of the City.
“What does the city’s form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city’s image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion—imageability—and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.” – The MIT Press
We will be meeting on Tuesday March 1, 2016 at Behind the Museum Cafe at 6:30pm.