Ian Nairn: Modern Buildings in London

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Published by London Transport in 1964, this entertaining, informative guide shows the cult author at the peak of his powers, before disillusionment and drink began to blunt his prose. And it has a good cover by Peter Roberson. Admittedly, I chose to write about it as an Icon of the Month in part to avoid penning the umpteenth article about his masterpiece, Nairn’s London, published just a couple of years later.

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