Full Name: Bond, Francis
Date Born: 1852
Date Died: 1918
Home Country/ies: United Kingdom
Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre), British Isles Medieval architecture styles, English (culture or style), Gothic (Medieval), and sculpture (visual works)
Architectural historian; published first standard work on the English Gothic. Bond was educated at King Edward’s Grammar School, London and Lincoln College, Oxford. He lectured, mostly on Gothic architecture at the Oxford University extension Delegacy, beginning in 1893. He retired in 1914. He was headmaster of the Hull and East Riding College.Bond was more of a serious scholar than T. Francis Bumpus. His work lacks the charm of Edward S. Prior (Watkin).
Gothic Architecture in England: an Analysis of the Origin & Development of English Church Architecture from the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. London: B. T. Batsford, 1905; An Introduction to English Church Architecture from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Century. 2 vols. London: H. Milford, 1913. Westminster Abbey. London: H. Frowde, 1909.
Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l’histoire de l’art: de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, pp. 287, 514; Watkin, David. The Rise of Architectural History. London: Architectural Press, 1980, pp. 108-109.
- Archive of Francis Bond and other Ecclesiologists, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/modern/bond/bond.html, MSS. Eng. a. 2012, c. 3213, d. 2416-2418.
Contributors: Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen