Annabel J Wharton
- William B. Hamilton Professor, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
- 114A East Duke Building
- Campus Box 90764
- Phone: (919) 684-2495, (919) 684-2224
- Fax: (919) 684-4398
My work has focused primarily on Late Antique and Byzantine art, architecture and material 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 more recently in a book titled Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Theme Parks, University of Chicago Press, 2006). I am in the midst of a new project, tentatively titled Pathological Architectures, Jerusalem and Elsewhere, which deals with buildings as bodies and architectures as agents of authoritarianism, abuse, and addiction as well as venues of protection and pleasure. Architectures from both the historical real world and the digital virtual universe provide case studies.