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Gillian Darley
Writer and broadcaster, Freelance

Gillian Darley is a London-based writer and broadcaster specialising in architecture and landscape. Her latest book, with co-author David McKie, is Ian Nairn: Words in Place (2013). She is president of the Twentieth Century Society.   

Written by Gillian Darley

Essay/
Architecture
Intimate spaces

In his Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard created a philosophy of at-homeness, rich in emotion and memory

Gillian Darley