Adrian Stokes

1902–1972

Adrian Stokes, ‘Nude Lying’ 1963
Nude Lying 1963
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Biography

Adrian Stokes (27 October 1902 – 15 December 1972) was a British writer and painter, known principally as an influential art critic. He was also a published poet.

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‘A Summing Up of All I Have Ever Thought’: Adrian Stokes’s ‘In Short’ (1942) and his Other Writings of the Period

The intertextual links between Stokes’s unpublished essay ‘In Short’ (1942) and his other writings of the period justify his ...

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Substance and Speech: Adrian Stokes and the Politics of Content and Form

This paper considers the figurative role of surfaces and their contents in the first chapter, ‘Jesi’, of Adrian Stokes’s ...

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Building and the Graphic Arts: Adrian Stokes at the ICA

Stephen Kite explores the relationship between architecture and the graphic arts in the milieus of the Institute of Contemporary Arts ...

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