Annabel J. Wharton

Annabel J. Wharton

William B. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History

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, A. J. “Byzantine Art; Hagia Sophia.” World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1998.

Wharton AJ, Baptistery. “Various.” Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991.

Wharton, A. J. “Cappadocia.” Dictionary of the Middle Ages, New York, 1981.

Wharton, A. J. “’Iconoclast’ Chapels in Cappadocia.” Iconoclasm, edited by A. Bryer and J. Herrin, University of Birmingham, 1975, pp. 103–12.

Pages

Wharton, A. J. “Medieval Cyprus: Studies in Art, Architecture and History in Memory of Doula Mouriki.” Speculum, edited by N. Sevcenko and C. Moss, vol. 77, 2002, pp. 244–47.

Wharton, Annabel J. “Height of Fashion.” New Statesman, vol. 14, 2001, pp. 38–41.

Wharton, A. J. “Economy, Architecture and Cold War Politics: the Istanbul Hilton.” Economic Engagements With Art, edited by C. D. W. Goodwin and N. DeMarchi, 1999, pp. 285–300.

Heldman, Mariyn E., and Mariyn E. Wharton AJ. “The Marian Icons of the Painter Fre Seyon: A Study in Fifteenth-Century Ethiopian Art, Patronage, and Spiritual.” African Arts, 1996.

Wharton, Annabel J. “Westminster Cathedral: Medieval Architectures and Religious Difference.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 26, no. 3, 1996, pp. 523–55.

Matthews, Thomas, and Thomas Wharton AJ. “Clash of the Gods.” American Historical Review, vol. 100, 1995, pp. 1518–19.

Wharton, A. J. “Good and bad images from the synagogue of Dura Europos: Contexts, subtexts, intertexts.” Art History, vol. 17, no. 1, Jan. 1994, pp. 1–25. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8365.1994.tb00559.x. Full Text

Pelikan, Jaroslav, and Jaroslav Wharton AJ. “Imago Dei. the Byzantine Apologia for Icons.” Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature, vol. 4, 1992, pp. 131–34.

Connor, Carolyn, and Carolyn Wharton AJ. “Art and Miracles in Byzantium.” The American Historical Review, vol. 97, 1992, pp. 1195–1195.

Pages

Spring 2020

Pilgrimage and Tourism (ARTHIST 336.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Jerusalem (ARTHIST 713S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Pilgrimage and Tourism (VMS 336.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Fall 2019

Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.001)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.01D)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Methodology of Art Hst (ARTHIST 543S.01)
Smith Wrhs A285, Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

Spring 2019

Hist & Cult Viz Proseminar 2 (ARTHIST 581S.01)
Smith Wrhs A233, Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
Hist & Cult Viz Proseminar 2 (VMS 581S.01)
Smith Wrhs A233, Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Fall 2018

Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.02D)
Smith Wrhs A290, W 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Methodology of Art Hst (ARTHIST 543S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.001)
Smith Wrhs A266, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Contemporary Architecture (ARTHIST 286D.01D)
Smith Wrhs A290, W 10:20 AM-11:10 AM

Spring 2018

Pilgrimage and Tourism (ARTHIST 336.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Pilgrimage and Tourism (VMS 336.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Live Images (VMS 533S.01)
Smith Wrhs A285, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Fall 2017

Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.001)
Smith Wrhs A266, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:15 PM
Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.01D)
Smith Wrhs A266, W 01:25 PM-02:15 PM
Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 285D.02D)
Smith Wrhs A266, F 08:45 AM-09:35 AM
Models: Premodern to Posthuman (ARTHIST 620S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Models: Premodern to Posthuman (VMS 620S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM

Spring 2016

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

Fall 2015

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

Spring 2015

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