Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

'The glory of new-found space': tectonics and spatiality in Adrian Stokes's Pisanello

Kite, Stephen ORCID: 1999. 'The glory of new-found space': tectonics and spatiality in Adrian Stokes's Pisanello. The Journal of Architecture 4 (3) , pp. 297-318. 10.1080/136023699373855

Full text not available from this repository.


The recent (1995) discovery and publication of the whole of Adrian Stokes' Pisanello - 'the founding document of his aesthetic oeuvre' - prompts an analysis of the roots of his architectural criticism. Stokes structures Pisanello scenographically; Alberti's Tempio at Rimini and the Aragonese Arch at Naples define an architectonic ideal in a lucent southern landscape. Sigismundo Malatesta commands the field as patron and embodiment of Renaissance virtu. The architects and artists under his patronage; Alberti, Agostino di Duccio and Pisanello play key roles in forging 'Quattro Cento' values out of the Classical and Gothic worlds. The paper focuses on the tectonic and spatial aspects of Stokes's thought as embedded in this first mature essay. It traces the bases of his 'Quattro Cento' predilections in Classical and Gothic culture and their readings in English and German aesthetics and discovers an emergent spatial bias centred on the corporeal.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1360-2365
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:07

Citation Data

Cited 2 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item