Annabel J. Wharton

William B. Hamilton Professor of Art and Art History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., University of London (UK) 1975

  • M.A., University of Chicago 1969

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1966

Overview

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.

Expertise

Early Christian & Byzantine Architecture, architectural history, medieval architecture, modern architecture, religious visual culture, new technologies for visualizing historical materials

Connor, C, and Wharton AJ, . "Art and Miracles in Byzantium." The American Historical Review 97 (1992): 1195-1195. (Review)

Cameron, A, and Wharton AJ, . "Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire." Art Bulletin 74 (1992): 511-512. (Review)

Wharton, AJ. "The Baptistery of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Poltics of Sacred Landscape." Dumbarton Oaks Papers 46 (1992): 313-325. (Academic Article)

Wharton, AJ. "Gender, Architecture and Institutional Self-Presentation: The Case of Duke University." South Atlantic Quarterly 90.1 (1991): 175-217. (Academic Article)

WHARTON, AJ. "THE URBAN CHARACTER OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP, THE ORIGINS, DEVELOPMENT, AND MEANING OF STATIONAL LITURGY - BALDOVIN,JF." SPECULUM-A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES 65.3 (July 1990): 605-607. (Review) Full Text

Wharton, AJ. "Tenderness and Hegemony: Exporting the Virgin Eleousa." Ed. I Lavin. World of Art: Themes of Unity in Diversity. Acts of the XXVth International Congress of Art History, Washington, DC I (1990): 71-80.

Herrin, J, Hussey, JM, and Wharton AJ, . "Formation of Christendom; History of the Orthodox Church." Religious Studies Review 16 (1990): 347-347.

Demus, O, and Wharton AJ, . "The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco." Speculum 65 (1990): 971-972. (Review)

Wharton, AJ. "Ritual and Reconstructed Meaning: The Neonian Baptistery in Ravenna." The Art Bulletin 69.3 (September 1987): 358-375. Full Text

Pages

Spring 2016

Honors Thesis Workshop (ARTHIST 495S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Fall 2015

Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.02D)
West Duke 08A, W 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.01D)
East Duke 204A, M 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.001)
Smith Wrhs 271, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Jerusalem (ARTHIST 713S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285.01)
TBA, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2015

Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.03D)
Carr 106, F 01:40 PM-02:30 PM
Models: Premodern to Posthuman (ARTHIST 620S.01)
East Duke 204A, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.01D)
Carr 106, M 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.001)
East Duke 108, TuTh 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.02D)
Friedl Bdg 216, W 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
Models: Premodern to Posthuman (VMS 620S.01)
East Duke 204A, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM