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Description - Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes by Janet Sayers

Illustrated with Barbara Hepworth's abstract stone carving, with other works of art, and with fascinating vignettes from Adrian Stokes's writing, this biography highlights his revolutionary emphasis on the materials-led inspiration of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the avant-garde creations of the Ballets Russes. In also detailing Stokes's role as catalyst of the transformation of St Ives in Cornwall into an internationally-acclaimed centre of modern art, and his falling in love again in his early forties, this biography shows how Stokes used all these experiences, together with his many years of psychoanalytic treatment by Melanie Klein, in forging insights about ways the outer world gives form to the inner world of fantasy and imagination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781782202837
ISBN-10: 1782202838
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Janet Sayers

After leaving Dartington Hall School (where Stokes spent time in the 1930s), and after studying philosophy and psychology at Cambridge, and clinical psychology at the Tavistock Clinic in London, Janet Sayers (nee Toulson) moved to Canterbury where she works for the NHS and teaches, as emeritus professor of psychoanalytic psychology, at the University of Kent.

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