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Ian Nairn


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    Green mantle: Hampshire's green beltSubscription

    20 November, 1959Updated: 26 July, 2017

    The progenitor of Outrage records the birth of a green belt around the growing cities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth


    Outrage: the birth of Subtopia will be the death of usSubscription

    1 June, 1955Updated: 7 August, 2015

    [Archive] Ian Nairn’s seminal polemic against banal suburban development

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    Ian Nairn’s Subtopia, from June 1955Subscription

    1 June, 1955Updated: 3 May, 2018

    This extract comes from the conclusion of Ian Nairn’s ‘Outrage’ in the AR June 1955. His manifesto for ‘the main-in-the-street’ is a searing critique of suburbia – or ‘Subtopia’ – which is as relevant now as it was when it was published