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Ian Nairn

Ian Nairn was an architectural critic and topographer who made his name with a special issue of The Architectural Review entitled Outrage (which was later published as a book in 1959)

He became a well-known journalist, writing for several newspapers and producing a series called Nairn’s Travels for the BBC in 1970. He was a contributor to Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England series, co-authoring Surrey and Sussex, and was a guiding spirit among the younger generation that continued the crusade for conservation in the footsteps of another former AR assistant editor, John Betjeman. He died in 1983.

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