Penguin Modern Classics Nairn's London by Ian NairnPenguin Modern Classics Nairn's London by Ian Nairn

Penguin Modern Classics Nairn's London

byIan Nairn

Mass Market Paperback | December 30, 2014

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TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR and OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 '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 lastin...
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Title:Penguin Modern Classics Nairn's LondonFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.1 × 4.35 × 0.66 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141396156

ISBN - 13:9780141396156

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