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Prior, Edward S.

    Full Name: Prior, Edward S.

    Other Names:

    • Edward Schröder Prior

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1852

    Date Died: 1932

    Home Country/ies: United Kingdom

    Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre), Medieval (European), and sculpture (visual works)


    Medievalist art and architectural historian. Nikolaus Bernard Leon Pevsner characterized him as, “the best English interpreter of the Gothic style.”

    Selected Bibliography

    A History of Gothic Art in England. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1900; An Account of Medieval Figure-Sculpture in England. Cambridge, University Press, 1912; The Cathedral Builders in England. London: Seeley and Co/New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1905; Eight Chapters on English Medieval Art: a Study in English Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922.


    Pevsner, Nikolaus. Matthew Digby Wyatt: the First Cambridge Slade professor of Fine Art: an Inaugural Lecture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1950, p. 23; Watkin, David. The Rise of Architectural History. London: Architectural Press, 1980, pp. 105-108.


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