Annabel J Wharton
- 114A East Duke Building
- Campus Box 90764
- Phone: (919) 684-2495, (919) 684-2224
- Fax: (919) 684-4398
My work has focused on Late Antique and Byzantine art and culture, but I have also investigated the effect of modernity on the medieval past and its landscapes, first in my study of the first generation of Hilton International Hotels (Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture, University of Chicago Press, 2001) and most recently in a book titled Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Theme Parks, University of Chicago Press, 2006). I am beginning work on a new project considering the modern recycling of pre-modern buildings. This study will document the physical, economic and political implications of contemporary appropriations of architecture and history.