Ian Nairn Quote

If what is called development is allowed to multiply at the present rate, then by the end of the century Great Britain will consist of isolated oases of preserved monuments in a desert of wire, concrete roads, cosy plots and bungalows…Upon this new Britain the Review bestows a name in the hope that it will stick—subtopia.


in Architectural Review June 1955

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If what is called development is allowed to multiply at the present rate, then by the end of the century Great Britain will consist of isolated oases ...

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If what is called development is allowed to multiply at the present rate, then by the end of the century Great Britain will consist of isolated oases ...

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If what is called development is allowed to multiply at the present rate, then by the end of the century Great Britain will consist of isolated oases ...

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If what is called development is allowed to multiply at the present rate, then by the end of the century Great Britain will consist of isolated oases ...