School staff and students participate in University-wide research centres such as the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the Scottish Studies Network. Our principal strengths lie in the areas of medieval and Renaissance art, in European and American modernism, the history of photography, the decorative arts in Britain and Museum and Gallery Studies.

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  • The eighteenth century furniture trade in Edinburgh : a study based on documentary sources 

    Pryke, Sebastian (University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
    “The existing work is easy to summarise; despite the ever present nature of furniture in people's lives, and its obvious position in a social context as a reflection of taste, wealth and progress, the study in Scotland of ...
  • The fear of aesthetics in art and literary theory 

    Rose, Sam (2017) - Journal article
    Is aesthetics, as has recently been claimed, now able to meet the accusations often levelled against it? This essay examines counters to three of the most common: that aesthetics is based around overly narrow conceptions ...
  • Memorials of endurance and adventure : exhibiting British polar exploration, 1819 – c.1939 

    Murray, Katie (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    Over eighty polar-themed exhibitions were held in Britain between 1819 and the 1930s, a time of intense exploration of both the Arctic and Antarctic. These varied from panoramas and human exhibits to displays of ‘relics’, ...
  • The sublime in Rothko, Newman and Still 

    McMahon, Cliff Getty (University of St Andrews, 1998) - Thesis
    An important body of literature has accumulated (both primary and secondary sources) which necessitates that Rothko, Newman and Still be placed in the tradition of the sublime. In attempting this task, a background is ...
  • The life and work of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, 1834-1921 

    McKinstry, Sam (University of St Andrews, 1987) - Thesis
    Sir Robert Rowand Anderson was the dominant figure in Scottish architecture during and beyond the late Victorian period. Although his oeuvre is for the most part well known, and notwithstanding the fact that the historical ...

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