A Vocabulary for Space
Kevin Lynch. 1960. The
Image of the City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
1973. Close Up: How to Read the American City. NY: Praeger.
- Wordgames—We are captured by our words into mistaking the
word for the thing
are trapped in rigid points of view, like perspective, cross-section, and
Districts—Special places that pack emotion, energy or history into a small
of change, diversity, and active negotiation for meaning
of convenience lining major paths of travel
for regular, periodic, recurring movement
mass of materials/energy, concentrated by human effort, which exerts a
significant impact on the environment as it shifts to a horizontal
of last resort into which the powerful shunt/dump whatever they cannot use
or do not like. Usually found in
topographically awkward locations which are uninhabitable/undesirable
by current bourgeois standards.
space used or occupied by one identity group and thus made inaccessible to
from small beginnings
Christopher Alexander, et alii. 1977. A Pattern Language. NY: Oxford University
(eg, #3, City Country Fingers)
(eg, #112, Entrance Transition)
(eg, #243, Sitting Wall)