Nairn’s London

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Ian Nairn was an architecture writer whose outspoken critique of banal postwar city planning, ‘Outrage’, first propelled him to fame. ‘Nairn’s London’, written a decade later, was his idiosyncratic, highly personal love letter to the London and its buildings, ‘a record of what has moved me’, as he put it, ‘between Uxbridge and Dagenham’, from well-known monuments such as Westminster Abbey to railway stations, synagogues, a timber merchants, a gas board building and 27 different pubs.

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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.

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Weight 0.238 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 1.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

280 , 80 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.2104858 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K