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. Preface. This guide is simply my personal list of the best things in London. ... Too often my perceptions have been blunted by the fact that I have lived in London for ten years, looking hard at buildings all the time.
Author: Ian Nairn
Publisher: Penguin UK
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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Pinks , p.13 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 ...
Author: Philip Temple
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
Architecture and design historian Richmond reconsiders architect Reilly (1874-1948) in light of postmodern thought, if for other reason than to investigate why he has been so thoroughly ignored or marginalized by Modernist historians. In a revision of his doctoral degree for Liverpool University, he locates Reilly within the development of architectural theory in the first half of the 20th century, and his role in the broader context of the national and international stylistic movement of the period and the narrower lanes of Liverpool's cultural and social life. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
28 Ian Nairn places Reilly's achievement at the very heart of the proto - Modernist wave in Britain , saying , the outside is just a big plain stock - brick ... 29 I. Nairn , Nairn's London , Penguin , Harmondsworth , 1988 , p . 150 .
Author: Peter Richmond
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations, with 45 beautiful, unique maps and evocative photography. Take an armchair voyage to places both infamous and unknown that have, often by chance or by haphazard means, been destinations of discovery that make up our world today. Learn about the accidental discovery or Vaseline. Set foot on the aptly named Just Enough Room Island. Chart the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover the purple rock of Madeira. Follow in the footsteps of a stray goat who led its keeper to uncover lost ancient biblical scrolls. These are the world’s most wondrous, improbable and – most of all – unexpected of places. “Travis Elborough writes about a wide range of subjects with originality, learning and charm. Atlas of the Unexpected...is seductively beautiful: an inspiring, dream-inducing guide to almost four dozen “haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations”..." David Kynaston, New Statesman – ‘best books of 2018’ Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Vanishing Places.
Madeira: The Islands and their Wines, Infinite Ideas, Oxford, 2015 • Morritt, Hope. Rivers of Oil: The Founding of North America's Petroleum Industry, Quarry Press, Kingston, Ontario, 1993 • Nairn, Ian. Nairn's London, Penguin Classics, ...
Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
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.
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
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.
... 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