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Publications by York Art History staff and alumna

Posted on 10 January 2017

Congratulations to Jason Edwards and Sarah Burnage, Cordula van Wyhe and Emanuele Lugli, who all have new publications available!


The British School of Sculpture, c.1760-1832, edited by Jason Edwards and former department member Sarah Burnage.


The British School of Sculpture is the first essay collection examining the rich array of sculpture produced and exhibited in Britain between 1768 and 1837. Featuring nearly sixty illustrations, many never reproduced before, and combining essays from leading scholars in the field with exciting new voices, the volume challenges the notion that neoclassicism dominated British art history in the period, and returns to centre stage a number of compelling baroque works. The volume also emphasises the regional specificities of the British School, paying particular attention to the importance of country house collections and Scottish influences, and the British School’s broader cosmopolitanism, revealing how sculptors also engaged with contemporary Continental artists, especially in Rome, and ancient classical and Indian antiquities. In addition, the volume combines a novel account of some of the period’s most significant anti-war memorials, emphasises the importance of religion, and reveal’s sculpture’s relation to contemporary prints and literary sources. Featuring an unprecedentedly extensive bibliography, the volume is specifically designed for art historians and cultural historians of the period, as well as for visitors to British churches and country houses, and heritage sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.


Emanuele Lugli has published an article in the new issue of 'Internet Archaeology', which is edited by Steve Ashby from the Archaeology dept and the Centre for Medieval Studies, and is dedicated to Archaeologies of Hair: the head and its grooming in ancient and contemporary societies. Emanuele's article is titled 'Watery Manes: Reversing the Stream of Thought about Quattrocento Italian Heads' and is available here:


Finally, Cordula van Wyhe has published her article 'The fabric of female rule in Leone Leoni's statue of Mary of Hungary, c. 1556' which  appears in the Cambridge and the Study of Netherlandish Art, edited by Meredith McNeill Hale. The article concerns the synergy between the values projected by her sartorial choices and the medium of bronze in relation to the specific circumstances of Habsburg politics this commission responded to.