Adrian Stokes


Adrian Stokes, ‘Nude Lying’ 1963
Nude Lying 1963
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Adrian Stokes (27 October 1902 – 15 December 1972) was a British art critic with a speciality in early Renaissance sculpture and the aesthetics of stone-carving. He helped to turn the traditional Cornish fishing-port of St. Ives into an internationally acclaimed centre of modern art.

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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

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The intertextual links between Stokes’s unpublished essay ‘In Short’ (1942) and his other writings of the period justify his ...

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

Kirsten Haywood

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

Building and the Graphic Arts: Adrian Stokes at the ICA

Stephen Kite

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

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