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

Wharton, AJ. Models as Manipulators. 2016.

Wharton, AJ. Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Wharton, AJ. Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Themeparks. University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Wharton, AJ. Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Aers, D. Desire: Its Subjects, Objects, and Histories. Ed. D Aers and A Wharton. 1997.

Wharton, AJ. Refiguring the Post Classical City: Dura Europos, Jerash, Jerusalem and Ravenna. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

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.

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.

Kazhdan, AP, and Wharton AJ, . Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1985.

Wharton, AJ. "The Istanbul Hilton, 1951-2014: Modernity and Its Demise (Accepted)." Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture in Turkey. Ed. M Gürel. Routledge, 2015.

Wharton, AJ. "The tribune tower: Spolia as despoliation." Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine. January 1, 2012. 179-198.

Wharton, AJ. "History and Fiction." Archaeology, Politics and the Media. Eisenbrauns, 2012. 85-90.

Wharton, AJ. "The tribune tower: Spolia as despoliation." Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine. December 1, 2011. 179-197.

Wharton, AJ. "History and Fiction." Archaeology, Politics and the Media. Eisenbraun, 2010.

Wharton, AJ. "Jerusalem in Varallo: From Truth to Fiction." Imaginary Cities: Fictions of Space in the Early Modern World. Ed. C Houghton and D Purdy. Penn State Press, 2009.

Wharton, AJ. "Remaking Jerusalem." Modernism and the Middle East. Ed. S Isenstadt and K Rizvi. University of Washington Press, 2007. 29-35.

Wharton, AJ. "Commodifying Space: Hotels and Port Bellies." Hospitality: A Social Lens. Ed. C Lashley, P Lynch, and A Morrison. Elsevier, 2006. 101-116.

Wharton, AJ. "Icon, Idol, Fetish, and Totem." Icon and Word: The Power of Images in Byzantium. Ed. A Eastmond and L Hunt. London: Ashgate, 2003. 12-23.

Wharton, AJ. "Erasure: Eliminating the Space of Late Ancient Judaism." From Dura to Sepphoris: Studies in Jewish Art and Society in Late Antiquity. Ed. LL Levine. Ann Arbor, MI, 2000. 195-214.

Pages

Wharton, AJ. "Relics, Protestants, Things." Material Religion 9.4 (2014).

Wharton, AJ. "Jerusalem's Zions." Material Religion (2013). (Academic Article)

Wharton, AJ, and Amiri, A. "“Home in Jerusalem: the American Colony in Jerusalem"." Post Medieval Archaeology 45.1 (2011). (Academic Article)

Wharton, AJ. "John Ruskin: Ethics in Economics." History of Political Economy 43.2 (2011). (Academic Article)

Wharton, AJ. "Shaping the ‘Public Sphere’ in Second Life: Architectures of the 2008 US Presidential Campaign." Journal of Virtual Worlds Research 2.2 (2009): 1-14. (Academic Article)

Wharton, AJ. "Jewish art, Jewish Art." Images 1 (2007). (Academic Article)

Holloway, RR, and Wharton AJ, . "Constantine and Rome." Church History (2005). (Review)

Biddle, M, and Wharton AJ, . "The Tomb of Christ." Journal of Early Christian Studies (2004). (Review)

Wharton, AJ. "Two Waldorf-Astorias: Spatial Economies as Totem and Fetish." Art Bulletin 85 (2003): 523-543. (Academic Article)

Cody, JW, and Wharton AJ, . "Exporting American Architecture." (2003). (Review)

Pages

Wharton, AJ. "Jerusalem Architecture: Old Is bitter, New Is Ugly." Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East, special issue MEI (2008).

Wharton, AJ. "Empire Building." New Statesman (January 2005).

Wharton, AJ. "Height of Fashion." New Statesman (September 2001).

Bland, K, and 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 29 (1999).

Baptisteries, , Decoration, B, and Wharton AJ, . "The Dictionary of Art." (1996).

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 26 (1996).

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