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Annabel J. Wharton, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art and Art History and Religious Studies

Annabel J. Wharton

ANNABEL WHARTON, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History, Duke University, and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in 2014, received her Ph.D. at the Courtauld Institute, London University. Initially her research focused on Late Ancient and Byzantine art and culture (Art of Empire [Penn State] and Refiguring the Post-Classical City [Cambridge]). Then she began to investigate the effects of modernity on ancient landscapes, notably in Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture (Chicago, 2001). She has combined her interests in the Ancient and the Modern in her last two books: Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Theme Parks (Chicago, 2006) and Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings (Minnesota, 2015). Architectural Agents considers material and digital buildings as agents that both endure pain and inflict it. She has begun work on a new project treating the theory and practice of models, conceptual and material, analog and digital, tentatively titled Manipulating Models.


Contact Info:
Office Location:  114 South Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse Bay 9, A288a Box 90766, Durham, NC 2770
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  https://sites.duke.edu/annabelwharton/
https://sites.duke.edu/annabelwharton

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • ARTHIST 285D.001, MODERN ARCHITECTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 231D.001)
  • ARTHIST 285D.01D, MODERN ARCHITECTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, Th 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 231D.01D)
  • ARTHIST 543S.01, METHODOLOGY OF ART HST Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of London (UK)1975
M.A.University of Chicago1969
B.S.University of Wisconsin at Madison1966
Specialties:

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture
Architectural History
Medieval Architecture
Modern Architecture
Religious Visual Culture
New Technologies for Visualizing Historical Materials
Research Interests:

Current projects: Models: Ambivalence and Manipulation

ANNABEL WHARTON, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History, Duke University, and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in Fall, 2014, received her Ph.D. at the Courtauld Institute, London University. Initially her research focused on Late Ancient and Byzantine art and culture (Art of Empire [Penn State] and Refiguring the Post-Classical City [Cambridge]). Later she began to investigate the effects of modernity on ancient landscapes, first in Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture (Chicago, 2001) and then in Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Theme Parks (Chicago, 2006). Her most recent book, Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings , will be published by Minnesota. It considers material and digital buildings as agents that both endure pain and inflict it. She has begun work on a new project treating the theory and practice of models, conceptual and material, analog and digital.

Current Ph.D. Students  

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Representative Publications   (More Publications)

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


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