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Title: Visual perception of the street façade of a historic town: Case study of the walled city of Jaipur, India
Authors: Mishra S.
Kolay S.
Chakrabarti A.
Published in: Proceedings of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the visual identity of street façades of historic Indian cities, according to the perception of users of the place. The major objectives of the study are to conduct user-centric evaluation of architecture of the street façade of the heritage precinct, to prioritize the architectural elements of the street façade and validate it through semiotic analysis and to establish a visual identity of the historic Indian city for the users according to their visual perception. To achieve these objectives, the study uses semiotic tools to analyze the architectural elements of the buildings in the study area. The characteristics of the architecture of the heritage area in most used market space of Jaipur are studied. The architectural characteristics of the elements, like columns, cornices, arched windows, eaves, ornamental parapets, and motifs, give identity to the image of Jaipur. These findings may support the policy framework that enhances the visual image of the city. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd 2019.
Citation: Proceedings of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, (2019), 377- 389
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: Architectural elements
Historic town
Street façade
Visual perception
Image enhancement
Architectural element
Historic town
Policy framework
Semiotic analysis
Study areas
User-centric evaluations
Visual image
Visual perception
ISBN: 9789811359767
ISSN: 21903018
Author Scopus IDs: 57213026477
Author Affiliations: Mishra, S., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Kolay, S., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Corresponding Author: Mishra, S.; Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email:
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