Anne Hultzsch

Anne Hultzsch’s research evolves from the question how architectural representation, verbal and visual, can give evidence for the ways in which buildings and spaces have been perceived, interpreted, and reappropriated. With a focus on the period between c. 1700 and 1900 in Europe, she examines architectural print cultures in particular and links these to the history of perception.
Hultzsch’s PhD (the Bartlett, UCL, 2011) examined architectural description in European travel journals and guidebooks dating from 1640 to 1950, while as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Oslo (2014-18), she has specialised in 19th-century architecture and its forms of representation, especially the cultural and technological effects of the second print revolution. Hultzsch is particularly interested in how architectural ideas travel through networks of print, often literally with image plates being traded across national and continental borders, and how print allowed marginalised groups, such as women, to participate in architectural cultures. It is the latter complex that Anne Hultzsch will explore over the next years with her group WoWA Female Experiences of the Built 1700-1900, funded by an ERC Starting Grant.