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(1987-07) - ThesisThe House of Dun (near Montrose) was built to designs by William Adam (1689-1748) for David Erskine, Lord Dun (1673-1758), a judge of the court of session. The history of its inception is complex and intriguing. First ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
‘Per eccitar il popolo al concorso et alla divotione' : art, music and liturgy between ‘Pietas’ and ‘Magnificenza’ at the Confraternity of the Misericordia Maggiore on the Venetian mainland (15th-17th c.) (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - ThesisThis research investigates the relationship between sacred space and its function in a comparative way through a case study in the Venetian Republic between the 16th and 17th centuries, a key transitional period. Through ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-07-01) - ThesisThis dissertation addresses the notion of photography’s realism with reference to recent theorisations of photography that affirm the medium’s social and political dimension. Formulated as at once an interpretive framework ...
Sir David Wilkie : his creative processes, with special reference to 'Blind man's buff' and 'Sir David Baird discovering the body of Tippoo Sahib' (University of St Andrews, 1987) - ThesisFor most of his paintings, Wilkie made a substantial body of preparatory work, and it is chiefly through the examination of such studies that we are able to trace his creative processes. Such an exercise reveals the changes ...