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

  • 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 ...
  • Paintings by numbers : applications of bivariate correlation and descriptive statistics to Russian avant-garde artwork 

    Strugnell, James Paul (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    In this thesis artwork is defined, through analogy with quantum mechanics, as the conjoining of the nonsimultaneously measurable momentum (waves) of artwork-text (words within the primary sources and exhibition catalogues) ...
  • Robert S. Lorimer : interiors and furniture design 

    Shen, Lindsay (University of St Andrews, 1994) - Thesis
    Chapter 1, entitled "The Scottish Tradition", builds on the early twentieth-century consensus that Lorimer had resuscitated a moribund Scottish tradition of design. While critics have examined the Scottish roots of ...
  • The iconography of St John the Baptist in medieval England, c. 1300-1550 

    Kaper, Annamieke (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis shows the importance of St John the Baptist in medieval England, especially in relation to the veneration of him through imagery. Noticeably absent from modern academic work, St John was a highly important ...

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