Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - Lecture 15- The Image of the City The Image of...

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Lecture 15- The Image of the City The Image of the Environment The apparent clarity or “legibility” of the cityscape- the ease with which its parts can be recognized and can be organized into a coherent pattern Vivid and integrated physical setting can furnish the raw material for the symbols and collective memories of group communication Environmental images are the result of a two-way process between the observer and his environment An object seen for the first time may be identified and related not because it is individually familiar but because it conforms to a stereotype already constructed by the observer “public images”- the common mental pictures carried by large numbers of a city’s inhabitants: areas of agreement which might be expected to appear in the interaction of a single physical reality, a common culture, and a basic physiological nature an environmental image may be analyzed into three components: identity, structure, and meaning o identification of an object- its distinction from other things, its recognition as
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