Penguin Modern Classics Nairn's London

December 30, 2014|
Penguin Modern Classics Nairn's London by Ian Nairn
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''This book is a record of what has moved me between Uxbridge and Dagenham. My hope is that it moves you, too.''

Nairn''s London is an idiosyncratic, poetic and intensely subjective meditation on a city and its buildings. Including railway stations, synagogues, abandoned gasworks, dock cranes, suburban gardens, East End markets, Hawksmoor churches, a Gothic cinema and twenty-seven different pubs, it is a portrait of the soul of a place, from a writer of genius.

Ian Nairn (1930-1983) was a hugely influential and pugnacious architectural critic, inventor of the crushing term ''subtopia'' and central to the growth of the British conservation movement. He co-wrote with Nikolaus Pevsner the Sussex volume in the Buildings of England series. London was his great obsession and Nairn''s London his las...
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Title:Penguin Modern Classics Nairn's LondonFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 7.1 X 4.35 X 0.66 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.1 X 4.35 X 0.66 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141396156

ISBN - 13:9780141396156

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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