Emma Letizia Jones






ETH Zurich


Emma Letizia Jones is an Italian-Australian architectural historian researching the translations occurring between architecture and its drawn and printed representations, particularly in early nineteenth century Berlin and London during momentous transformations in the printing and building trades; and the relationship between books and buildings in globalised architectural culture during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. She was educated at the University of Sydney, the Architectural Association and the University of Zurich, where she was awarded her PhD on the drawing practice of early nineteenth century Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, which is currently being developed as a book with MIT Press. She has worked as a Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, and is currently a Swiss National Science Foundation/UTS Postdoctoral Fellow in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum London with her project “Built by the Book: The Global Impact of the Building Manual and Trade Catalogue in Nineteenth Century London". Emma has been the recipient of fellowships, awards and residencies from the Tavalozza Foundation (Munich/London), Harvard Richard Rogers Foundation London, the Swiss Institute in Rome, the Graham Foundation, the Bundesamt für Kultur Switzerland and the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is currently co-curating an exhibition titled "Die unterschätzte Horizontale. Das Gesims in Architektur und Kunst” at the Graphische Sammlung Zürich, to open in August 2021. Her articles have appeared in journals including AA Files, gta papers, the Architectural Theory Review and Architectural Histories, among others.