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Bond, Francis

    Full Name: Bond, Francis

    Gender: male

    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).

    Selected Bibliography

    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.


    Contributors: Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen


    Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen. "Bond, Francis." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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