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  1. Wharton, AJ. Models as Manipulators. (2016). (new project)
  2. Wharton, AJ. Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings. University of Minnesota Press, (2014).
  3. Wharton, AJ. Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Themeparks. University of Chicago Press, (2006).
  4. Wharton, AJ. Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2001). (selected as one of the best books of 2001 by the Economist)
  5. Aers, D. Desire: Its Subjects, Objects, and Histories.  edited by Aers, D; Wharton, A(1997).
  6. Wharton, AJ. Refiguring the Post Classical City: Dura Europos, Jerash, Jerusalem and Ravenna. New York: Cambridge University Press, (1995).
  7. Wharton, AJ. Art of Empire: Painting and Architecture of the Byzantine Periphery. A Comparative Study of Four Provinces. University Park, Pa & London: Pennsylvania State University Press, (1988).
  8. Wharton, AJ. Tokali Kilise. Tenth Century Metropolitan Art in Byzantine Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies XXII. Washinton, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees of Harvard University, (1986).
  9. Kazhdan, AP; Wharton AJ,. Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1985). (Reprinted in paperback, 1990)

Articles Published

  1. Wharton, AJ. "Acquiring Jerusalem." Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem  (January, 2018): 335-350. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Wharton, AJ. "The Istanbul Hilton, 1951-2014: Modernity and Its Demise." Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture in Turkey. Edited by Gürel, M.  (2015): 142-162. [doi]
  3. Wharton, AJ. "Relics, Protestants, Things." Material Religion  vol. 9 no. 4 (2014).
  4. Wharton, AJ. "Jerusalem's Zions." Material Religion  vol. 9 no. 2 (2013): 218-242. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Wharton, AJ. "The tribune tower: Spolia as despoliation." Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine  (January, 2012): 179-198.
  6. Wharton, AJ. "History and Fiction." Archaeology, Politics and the Media  (2012): 85-90.
  7. Wharton, AJ. "The tribune tower: Spolia as despoliation." Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine. Edited by Richard Brilliant and Dale Kinney.  (December, 2011): 179-197.
  8. Wharton, AJ. "John Ruskin: Ethics in Economics." History of Political Economy  vol. 43 no. 2 (2011).
  9. Wharton, AJ; Amiri, A. "“Home in Jerusalem: the American Colony in Jerusalem"." Post Medieval Archaeology  vol. 45 no. 1 (2011).
  10. A.J. Wharton. "The Tribune Tower: Spolia as Despoliation." Spolia. Edited by D. Kinney and R. Brilliant.  (2010).
  11. Wharton, AJ. "History and Fiction." Archaeology, Politics and the Media  (2010).
  12. Wharton, AJ. "Jerusalem in Varallo: From Truth to Fiction." Imaginary Cities: Fictions of Space in the Early Modern World. Edited by Houghton, C; Purdy, D.  (2009).
  13. Wharton, AJ. "Shaping the ‘Public Sphere’ in Second Life: Architectures of the 2008 US Presidential Campaign." Journal of Virtual Worlds Research  vol. 2 no. 2 (2009): 1-14.
  14. Wharton, AJ. "Remaking Jerusalem." Modernism and the Middle East. Edited by Isenstadt, S; Rizvi, K.  (2007): 29-35.
  15. Wharton, AJ. "Jewish art, Jewish Art." Images  vol. 1 no. 1 (2007): 29-35. [doi]  [abs]
  16. Wharton, AJ. "Commodifying Space: Hotels and Port Bellies." Hospitality: A Social Lens. Edited by Lashley, C; Lynch, P; Morrison, A.  (2006): 101-116.
  17. Holloway, RR; Wharton AJ,. "Constantine and Rome." Church History  (2005).
  18. Biddle, M; Wharton AJ,. "The Tomb of Christ." Journal of Early Christian Studies  (2004).
  19. Cody, JW; Wharton AJ,. "Exporting American Architecture." International History Review  (2003).
  20. Wharton, AJ. "Icon, Idol, Fetish, and Totem." Icon and Word: The Power of Images in Byzantium. Edited by Eastmond, A; Hunt, L.  (2003): 12-23.
  21. Wharton, AJ. "Two Waldorf-Astorias: Spatial Economies as Totem and Fetish." Art Bulletin  vol. 85 (2003): 523-543.
  22. Wharton, AJ. "Medieval Cyprus: Studies in Art, Architecture and History in Memory of Doula Mouriki." Speculum. Edited by Sevcenko, N; Moss, C.  vol. 77 (2002): 244-247.
  23. Wharton, AJ. "Height of Fashion." New Statesman  vol. 14 (2001): 38-41.
  24. Wharton, AJ. "Erasure: Eliminating the Space of Late Ancient Judaism." From Dura to Sepphoris: Studies in Jewish Art and Society in Late Antiquity. Edited by Levine, LL.  no. 40 (2000): 195-214. (Supplementary Series)
  25. Wharton, AJ. "Economy, Architecture and Cold War Politics: the Istanbul Hilton." Economic Engagements With Art. Edited by Goodwin, CDW; DeMarchi, N. supplementary issue of History of Political Economy (1999): 285-300.
  26. Wharton, AJ. "Byzantine Art; Hagia Sophia." World Book Encyclopedia  (1998).
  27. Beckwith, S; Wharton AJ,. "Body, Matter, Spirit." Jmems, Special Issue. Edited by Wharton, A.  vol. 28 no. 3 (1998).
  28. Heldman, ME; Wharton AJ,. "The Marian Icons of the Painter Fre Seyon: A Study in Fifteenth-Century Ethiopian Art, Patronage, and Spiritual." African Arts  (1996).
  29. Wharton, AJ. "Westminster Cathedral: Medieval Architectures and Religious Difference." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  vol. 26 no. 3 (1996): 523-555.
  30. Matthews, T; Wharton AJ,. "Clash of the Gods." American Historical Review  vol. 100 (1995): 1518-1519.
  31. Dodds, J; Wharton AJ,. "Architecture and Ideology in Early Medieval Spain; Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain." The Design Book Review  (1994).
  32. Wharton, AJ. "Good and Bad Images from the Synagogue of Dura Europos: Contexts, Subtexts, Intertexts." Art History  vol. 17 no. 1 (1994): 1-25. [doi]
  33. Cameron, A; Wharton AJ,. "Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire." Art Bulletin  vol. 74 (1992): 511-512. (Sather Classical Lectures, v. 55)
  34. Connor, C; Wharton AJ,. "Art and Miracles in Byzantium." The American Historical Review  vol. 97 (1992): 1195-1195.
  35. Pelikan, J; Wharton AJ,. "Imago Dei. the Byzantine Apologia for Icons." Envoi: a Review Journal of Medieval Literature  vol. 4 no. 1 (1992): 131-134. (the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts)
  36. Wharton, AJ. "The Baptistery of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Poltics of Sacred Landscape." Dumbarton Oaks Papers  vol. 46 (1992): 313-325.
  37. Wharton AJ,. "Various." Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium  (1991).
  38. Wharton, AJ. "Gender, Architecture and Institutional Self-Presentation: The Case of Duke University." South Atlantic Quarterly  vol. 90.1 (1991): 175-217.
  39. WHARTON, AJ. "THE URBAN CHARACTER OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP, THE ORIGINS, DEVELOPMENT, AND MEANING OF STATIONAL LITURGY - BALDOVIN,JF." Speculum a Journal of Medieval Studies  vol. 65 no. 3 (July, 1990): 605-607. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  40. Demus, O; Wharton AJ,. "The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco." Speculum  vol. 65 (1990): 971-972.
  41. Herrin, J; Hussey, JM; Wharton AJ,. "Formation of Christendom; History of the Orthodox Church." Religious Studies Review  vol. 16 (1990): 347-347.
  42. Wharton, AJ. "Tenderness and Hegemony: Exporting the Virgin Eleousa." World of Art: Themes of Unity in Diversity. Acts of the Xxvth International Congress of Art History, Washington, Dc. Edited by Lavin, I.  vol. I (1990): 71-80.
  43. Wharton, AJ. "Rereading Grabar's Martyrium: The Modernist and Postmodernist Texts." Gesta  vol. 29 no. 1 (1990): 3-7. [doi]
  44. Wharton, AJ. "Ritual and Reconstructed Meaning: The Neonian Baptistery in Ravenna." Art Bulletin  vol. 69 no. 3 (September, 1987): 358-375. [doi]
  45. Morganstern, J; Wharton AJ,. "The Byzantine Church at Dereagzi and Its Decoration." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians  vol. 45 (1986): 167-169.
  46. Demus, O; Wharton AJ,. "The Mosaics of San Marco in Venice." Speculum  vol. 61 (1986): 915-918.
  47. Skawran, K; Wharton AJ,. "Middle Byzantine Fresco Painting in Greece." Byzantine Studies  vol. 12 (1985).
  48. Head, C; Wharton AJ,. "Byzantine Imperial Portraits." Speculum  vol. 59 (1984): 235-236.
  49. Rotili, M; Wharton AJ,. "Arte bizantina in Calabria e in Basilicata, and P. Belli d’Elia et al., La Puglia fra Bysanzio e l’Occidente." Art Bulletin  vol. 65 (1983): 503-505.
  50. Malquist, T; Wharton AJ,. "Byzantine 12th Century Frescoes in Kastoria." Byzantine Studies  vol. 10 (1983): 422-424.
  51. Labreque-Pervouchine, N; Wharton AJ,. "L’iconostase. Evolution historique en Russie." Speculum  vol. 58 (1983): 767-769.
  52. Wharton, AJ. "The Chronology of the Construction and Decoration of St. Neophytos in Cyprus." Byzantine Studies  vol. 10 (1983): 71-80.
  53. Wharton, AJ. "The Date and Significance of the Cathedral of Canosa in Apulia, South Italy." Dumbarton Oaks Papers  vol. 37 (1983): 79-90.
  54. Thierry, N; Walter, C; Wharton AJ,. "Peintures de Asie Mineure; Studies in Byzantine Iconography." Byzantine Studies  vol. 9 (1982): 374-376.
  55. Wharton, AJ. "Eglises a Colonnes de Goreme." Archeologia  vol. 142 (1982): 83-86.
  56. Wharton, AJ. "Frescoes of the Mavriotissa Monastery near Kastoria: Evidence of Millenarianism and Anti-Semitism in the Wake of the First Crusade." Gesta  vol. 21 (1982): 21-29.
  57. Wharton, AJ. "The Rebuilding and Redecoration of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople: a Reconsideration." Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies  vol. 23 (1982): 79-92.
  58. Wharton, AJ. "Cappadocia." Dictionary of the Middle Ages  (1981).
  59. Curcic, S; Wharton AJ,. "Gracanica." Speculum  vol. 56 (1981): 374-376.
  60. Wharton, AJ. "The Middle Byzantine Sanctuary Barrier: templon Screen or Iconostasis?." Journal of the British Archaeological Association  vol. 134 (1981): 1-27.
  61. Wharton, AJ. "Formulas for Salvation: A Comparison of Two Byzantine Monasteries and Their Founders." Church History  vol. 50 (1981): 385-400. (this article was submitted by the editors with their recommendation to the Berkshire Conference for Women Historians for consideration for its annual prize for the best article in history written by a woman)
  62. Wharton, AJ. "The Fresco Decoration of the Column Churches, Goreme Valley, Cappadocia: A Consideration of Their Chronology and Their Models." Cahiers Archeologiques  vol. 21 (1981): 27-45.
  63. Wharton, AJ. "The Political Content of the Bema Frescoes of Saint Sophia in Ohrid." Jahrbuch Der Oesterreichischen Byzantinistik  vol. 29 (1980): 315-329.
  64. Wharton, AJ. "Middle Byzantine Churches of Kastoria in Greek Macedonia: Their Dates and Implications." Art Bulletin  vol. 62 (1980): 190-207.
  65. Wharton, AJ. "Problems of Provincialism: Byzantine Monasteries in Cappadocia and Monks in South Italy." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes  vol. 42 (1979): 28-46.
  66. Wharton, AJ. "’Iconoclast’ Chapels in Cappadocia." Iconoclasm. Edited by Bryer, A; Herrin, J.  (1975): 103-112.
  67. Wharton, AJ. "Rock-cut Chapels in Cappadocia: the Column Churches and The yilanli Group." Cahiers Archeologiques  vol. 15 (1975): 115-135.

Edited Volumes

  1. with David Aers. Desire: Its Subjects, Objects, and Historians. special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  vol. 27 no. 1 (1997).


  1. Wharton, AJ. "Jerusalem Architecture: Old Is bitter, New Is Ugly." Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East, Special Issue Mei  (2008).
  2. Wharton, AJ. "Empire Building." New Statesman  (January, 2005).
  3. Wharton, AJ. "Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University: Rafael Vinoly, Architect."   (2005).
  4. "Height of Fashion." New Statesman  (September, 2001).
  5. Wharton, AJ. "Height of Fashion." New Statesman  (September, 2001).
  6. "Building the Cold War: Hilton Hotels." WBUR (NPR)  (August, 2001).
  7. Bland, K; Wharton AJ,. "Edges: Social and Cultural Encounters in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity." Special Issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  vol. 29 no. 3 (1999).
  8. Baptisteries, ; Decoration, B; Wharton AJ,. "The Dictionary of Art."   (1996).
  9. Wharton, AJ. "Maps of Authority: Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Urban Landscape." Special Issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  vol. 26 no. 3 (1996).

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