The “Legible” City

Cséfalvay, Zoltán (2020) The “Legible” City. In: Mental Mapping. The Science of Orientation. New Approaches to Location – Spatial Patterns of the Global Economy Conference. Schenk Verlag, Passau, pp. 23-34. . ISBN 978-3-944850-78-8 DOI

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A city like this – where stepping on the Széchenyi Chain Bridge one immediately arrives at the abutment leading to New York City of the Brooklyn Bridge, and what is more, in evening floodlight – obviously does not exist in reality. Yet the message of the advertisement is easy to understand. Even without one word of a hint, a few emblematic buildings immediately take us to the large cities of the world. Seeing the advertisement – without even noticing it – our consciousness immediately “calls forth” the images in our minds about the countries, metropoles of the world, or in other words, our cognitive map.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:cognitive maps, mental maps, legible city, urban studies
ID Code:5118
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:20 May 2020 09:06
Last Modified:20 May 2020 09:06

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