Ian Nairn Words in Place

Five Leaves Publications 2013
ISBN 978 1907869877
Ian Nairn taught a generation to look, and another one to write. 
‘I am far from alone in having the awkward, melancholic architectural writer and broadcaster as one of my heroes: partly for his deep conviction that the built environment mattered, partly for his insistence – in defiance of modernist orthodoxy – that people mattered more. One day no doubt Nairn will get a heavy-duty biography, but for the time being this elegant, rather slighter treatment does the job with charm and just the right degree of critical affection.
David Kynaston The Guardian Books of the Year 2013