Art History Research
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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(2017) - Journal articleIs 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 ...
(2017-01-25) - Journal article
(2015) - Journal articleAn analysis of the use of the term 'concrete' in twentieth-century art.
(Open Editions, 2016-04-19) - Book itemThis essay examines a trend within contemporary art, in which artists make their lifestyle or a specific ongoing activity as significant as any completed work of art that they might produce.
(Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH, 2015-01-06) - Book itemThis essay considers medieval sewing in light of Austin’s speech-act theory. Analysing manuscripts, relics, indulgences, and even a bishop’s mitre, the article argues that stitching was a way to enact, or intensify, the ...