The Berlage

Matthew Wells

Matthew Wells is Assistant Professor in Architectural History at the University of Manchester. His research uses architecture to examine society, institutions, and individuals in the long nineteenth century. Before his appointment at Manchester he was junior faculty at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2023.

Wells is the author of two monographs Modelling the Metropolis: The Architectural Model in Victorian London (gta Verlag, 2023) and Survey: Architecture Iconographies (Park Books, 2021). Foolishly he is working on two new book projects simultaneously: one, Things of Modernity’, is a new history of European architecture focused on material culture; another is a study of Victorian architecture read through the circulation of capital, people, and resources around the world.