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Professor Jules Lubbock

Emeritus Professor
School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor Jules Lubbock
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873007

  • Location

    6.148, Colchester Campus

Profile

Biography

Jules Lubbock is an expert both on Architecture and Urbanism and on Italian Renaissance Art. His book, Storytelling in Christian Art from Giotto to Donatello, (Yale 2006) explains how artists solved difficult problems in representing the biblical stories; it has received critical acclaim. The Tyranny of Taste (Yale 1995) explains how British architecture and design between 1550 and 1960 was shaped by economic and moral concerns. He is just beginning work on a sequel, Trashing Taste, covering the period since the Sixties from an international perspective. He is also co-author of a history of British architectural education, Architecture: Art or Profession (Manchester 1994). As architecture critic of the New Statesman and a speechwriter to the Prince of Wales he helped promote the policy of New Urbanism. He was Director of a major AHRB research project on the relationship between post-war architecture and ideas of personal identity - 'Concepts of Self in the Theory and Practice of Architecture and Town-Planning since 1945' which was completed in August 2006. Professor Lubbock continues to accept and supervise PhD students.

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Isabelle Mary Hersov
Isabelle Mary Hersov
Thesis title: The Temporary Exhibition Galleries in the Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery: Commission, Design and Outcome
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 3/7/2017
William Teatheredge
William Teatheredge
Thesis title: Putting Venus in Her Niche: Botticelli's Primavera in Context
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/6/2013

Contact

lubbj@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873007

Location:

6.148, Colchester Campus