Art History Theses
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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(University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - ThesisThis 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 ...
Artists, patrons and the power of association : the emergence of a bourgeois artistic field in Edinburgh, c.1775-c.1840 (University of St Andrews, 1997-06) - ThesisThe period 1775 - 1840 witnessed a dramatic transformation in the size and complexity of the Edinburgh art world, with the rituals associated with fine art consumption emerging from the closed circles of the elite ...
(University of St Andrews, 1999) - ThesisThis thesis focuses on the portrayal of St. John the Baptist in Florence during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The first chapter is devoted to the examination of the Baptist's legend as outlined in the Bible and ...
The transformation of Northumberland House : interior decoration and furniture for the Third Duke of Northumberland by Nicholas Morel and Robert Hughes (University of St Andrews, 2000) - ThesisThis thesis introduces the characters of the Third Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, who commissioned much work from Nicholas Morel and Robert Hughes for Northumberland House between 1822-1825. It then reviews works by ...
Hildegard of Bingen and the creation of the Rupertsburg 'Scivias' : power is in the eye of the beholder (University of St Andrews, 2005-03) - Thesis