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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Recent Submissions

  • Peddie and Kinnear 

    Walker, David W. (University of St Andrews, 2002-11-29) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the architectural practice of John Dick Peddie and Charles Kinnear from Peddie's earliest known designs of 1844 to his withdrawal from the partnership in 1879. A detailed investigation has been made ...
  • Light, intermediality, and sensory perception in Francis Bruguière's abstract photographs and films (1921-1936) 

    Adlhoch, Kristen Ann (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-25) - Thesis
    Abstract photographs were a key site of the re-evaluation of photography’s ontology between the First and Second World Wars, bringing to the forefront questions of objectivity, legibility and the photograph’s essential ...
  • Putting the peripheral centre stage : performing modernism in interbellum Bucharest 1924-1934 

    Chiriac, Alexandra (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates how modernism manifested itself in applied arts and design in interbellum Bucharest, expanding the field of enquiry of the avant-garde outside two-dimensional production. The framework utilised is ...
  • John Adamson 1810-1870 and early photography at St Andrews 

    Pert, Bruce F. (University of St Andrews, 1994-09-30) - Thesis
    John Adamson (1809-1870) was the eldest of 10 children born to Rachel and Alexander Adamson, tenant of Burnside Farm near Boarhills, a few miles east of St. Andrews. If photography had never been invented Adamson would ...
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    Crosbie, Meredith (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis

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