Nairn s London

PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS NAIRN'S LONDON IAN NAIRN was born in 1930 and died in 1983. He was first given the chance to write about architecture by the Architectural Review in 1954, after two false starts in mathematics and the RAF.

Author: Ian Nairn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141396163

Category: Travel

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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.
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The City Of London Volume 4

History of the Bank of England roto-roño (Cambridge, 1992), pp 70–6; Marriott. pp 74-7, Ian Nairn, Modern Buildings in Hondon (1964), p 1: Alastair Ross Goobey, Brick and Mariah (1992), p 24. Corporation of London (Stuart I. Murphy), ...

Author: David Kynaston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448112326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

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The City of London. Vol IV: A Club No More is the fourth and final volume of David Kynaston's epic history of the square mile in the modern era. This lively and informative book takes the story from the post-war era, when the City was hemmed in by bombsites and austere Chancellors, through to very recent developments, such as the "Big-Bang" deregulation of 1986. This is as much a social history as a financial study, with interesting discussions of the changing class and complexion of the City, and with fascinating details on the early computerisation of the big companies. As with earlier volumes Kynaston's style is that of an anecdotal storyteller. Colourful characters, dramatic boardroom struggles and heated exchanges between politicians and bankers dominate the pages.
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City of London Pubs

The great Ian Nairn, in his seminal 1960s book Nairn's London, reckoned it was 'tainted with a particularly musty imagination which has clouded the space like a bad pint of bitter.' Perhaps it seemed trite back in 1966 when Nairn was ...

Author: Johnny Homer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445656120

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

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This fascinating collection of photographs, facts and stories charts the history of some of the Square Mile's most famous and interesting old pubs, inns and taverns.
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A Short History of London

Ackroyd, Peter, London: The Biography, 2000 Barratt, Nick, Greater London, 2012 Barron, Caroline, London in the Later ... Big Capital: Who Is London For?, 2017 Moore, Rowan, Slow Burn City, 2016 Nairn, Ian, Nairn's London, 1966 Olsen, ...

Author: Simon Jenkins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241985366

Category: History

Page: 432

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'Fascinating and timely. Required reading for every developer, planner or councillor who holds London in trust today' Griff Rhys Jones 'Accessible, clear and readable' Rowan Moore, The Observer ________________________ LONDON: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This unremarkable place - not even included in the Domesday Book - became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be chequered with grand estates of Georgian splendour. It swelled with industry and became the centre of the largest empire in history. And rising from the rubble of the Blitz, it is now one of the greatest cities in the world. From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London's history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. ________________________ 'A vivid and deeply well-informed account of London's history' Charles Saumarez Smith, Professor of Cultural History, Queen Mary University of London 'Extremely informative and witty' Roy Porter, author of London: A Social History on Landlords to London 'A short, invigorating gallop over two and a half thousand years' Scotsman on A Short History of Europe
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Who s Buried Where in London

Walk left and turn right and, about twothirds of the way down this section, on the left in the fourth row, is the simple plaque to ian nairn (1930–83), the idiosyncratic architectural historian. He attacked the worst of new architecture ...

Author: Peter Matthews

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784422011

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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London's many cemeteries, churches and graveyards are the last resting places of a multitude of important people from many different walks of life. Politicians, writers and military heroes rub shoulders with engineers, courtesans, artists and musicians, along with quite a few eccentric characters. Arranged geographically, this comprehensive guide describes famous graves in all the major cemeteries and churches in Greater London, including Highgate, Kensal Green, Westminster Abbey, and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the City churches and many suburban parish churches. The book gives biographical details, information on the monuments, and is richly illustrated. As well as being an historical guide, it also serves as an indispensable reference guide for any budding tombstone tourist.
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London a Social History

MIT Press , 1967 ) is more than an archi- Roman Times until the Start of the Second World War tectural history , while delightfully personal is ( London : Fulham and Hammersmith Historical [ Ian ] Nairn's London , Peter Gasson Society ...

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674538390

Category: History

Page: 431

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This is the first modern one-volume history of London from Roman times to the present. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with brio and wit.
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From the Shadows

Girouard, Mark, Big Jim: The Life and Work of James Stirling (London, 1998) GoodhartRendel, H. S., ... 1999) Nairn, Ian, Nairn's London (London, 1966) Powers, Alan, ed., H. S. GoodhartRendel, 1887–1959 (London, 1987) Rainey, Lawrence, ...

Author: Owen Hopkins

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780235363

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662–1736) is one of English history’s greatest architects, outshone only by Christopher Wren, under whom he served as an apprentice. A major figure in his own time, he was involved in nearly all the grandest architectural projects of his age, and he is best known for his London churches, six of which still stand today. Hawksmoor wasn’t always appreciated, however: for decades after his death, he was seen as at best a second-rate talent. From the Shadows tells the story of the resurrection of his reputation, showing how over the years his work was ignored, abused, and altered—and, finally, recovered and celebrated. It is a story of the triumph of talent and of the power of appreciative admirers like T. S. Eliot, James Stirling, Robert Venturi, and Peter Ackroyd, all of whom played a role in the twentieth-century recovery of Hawksmoor’s reputation.
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Northern Clerkenwell and Pentonville

... 6. lan Nairn , Nairn's London , 1966 , p . 172 7. B , 19 March 1853 , p.187 8. Wellcome Institute Library , WMS / PP / HO / e / C5 , f.31 ( John Hodgkin's MS autobiography ) 9. Arthur Machen , Things Near and Far , 1923 , p.58 10.

Author: Philip Temple

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 0300139373

Category: Architecture

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Clerkenwell is one of the most varied, intricate and richly historic districts of London, indeed its present prosperity is rooted in its past. Northern Clerkenwell has often been acknowledged as having some of the capital's best Georgian housing and urban landscapes.
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A Guide to Modernism in Metro Land

... London, 1924 Nairn, Ian, Modern Buildings in London, London Transport, London, 1964 ——, Nairn's London, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1988 Powers, Alan, Aldington, Craig and Collinge: Twentieth Century Architects, RIBA Publishing, London, ...

Author: Joshua Abbott

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783528578

Category: Architecture


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From Barnet to Richmond, explore the history of London's Metro-Land A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land is your essential pocket guide to the modernist architecture of London's suburbs. Inspired by John Betjeman's 1973 documentary Metro-Land and the writing of Ian Nairn, it examines the growth of the city's suburbs from the 1920s up to the present day – a story that is closely interwoven with the development of innovative architecture in Britain – through its most remarkable modernist buildings. Featuring work by architects such as Charles Holden, Erno Goldfinger and Norman Foster, the book covers nine London boroughs and two counties: Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. It is designed to help you explore Metro-Land's modernist heritage, featuring short descriptions of each building alongside maps of the areas covered, and more than 100 colour photographs.
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Visualising a Sacred City

London, Art and Religion Ben Quash, Aaron Rosen, Chloe Reddaway ... P. Keiller, 'London in the Early 1990s', in J. Kerr and A. Gibson (eds), London From Punk to Blair, 2nd rev. edition (London: Reaktion ... Nairn, Nairn's London, p.

Author: Ben Quash

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786720856

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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William Blake famously imagined 'Jerusalem builded here' in London. But Blake was not the first or the last to visualise a shimmering new metropolis on the banks of the River Thames. For example, the Romans erected a temple to Mithras in their ancient city of Londinium; medieval Londoners created Temple Church in memory of the Holy Sepulchre in which Jesus was buried; and Christopher Wren reshaped the skyline of the entire city with his visionary dome and spires after the Great Fire of London in 1666. In the modern period, the fabric of London has been rewoven in the image of its many immigrants from the Caribbean, South Asia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere. While previous books have examined literary depictions of the city, this is the first examination of the religious imaginary of the metropolis through the prism of the visual arts. Adopting a broad multicultural and multi-faith perspective, and making space for practitioners as well as scholars, its topics range from ancient archaeological remains and Victorian murals and cemeteries to contemporary documentaries and political cartoons.
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