Bunting, Bainbridge

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Bainbridge Bunting was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 23, 1913. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1948, he joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico Art Department, where he remained until his retirement in 1979. Bunting immersed himself in the local culture, and began an important study of adobe architecture. He authored numerous articles and three books on the architecture of New Mexico. Among many other projects, Bunting conducted studies on Zuni Pueblo and on the architecture of John Gaw Meem. He died on February 13, 1981.

From the guide to the Bainbridge Bunting Collection of Measured Drawings, 1934-1979, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

Bainbridge Bunting was born in Kansas City, Mo. on November 23, 1913. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1948, he joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico Art Department, where he remained until 1979. Bunting immersed himself in the local culture, and began an important study of adobe architecture. He authored numerous articles and three books on the architecture of New Mexico. Among many other projects, Bunting conducted studies on Zuni Pueblo, and on the architecture of John Gaw Meem. He died on February 13, 1981.

From the guide to the Bainbridge Bunting Photograph Collection, 1870-1980, (University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research)

Bainbridge Bunting was born in Kansas City, Mo. on November 23, 1913. He received his Ph. D. from Harvard University. In 1948, he joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico Art Department, where he remained until 1979. Bunting immersed himself in the local culture, and began an important study of adobe architecture. He authored numerous articles and three books on the architecture of New Mexico. Among many other projects, Bunting conducted studies on Zuni Pueblo, and on the architecture of John Gaw Meem. He died on February 13, 1981.

From the description of Papers, 1849-1981 (bulk 1964-1979). (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 42403153

Bainbridge Bunting was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 23, 1913. He attended the University of Kansas and later the University of Illinois, where he received a baccalaureate degree in architectural engineering, in 1937. He completed his doctoral dissertation, "The Architectural History of the Back Bay District in Boston," at Harvard University.

A conscientious objector during World War II, Dr. Bunting worked in forestry camps and mental hospitals from 1942 to 1946, under the sponsorship of the American Friends Service Committee. In 1948, he joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico Art Department, where he remained until 1980, climbing the ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor.

When he first arrived at UNM, he was the entire Art Department faculty. Bunting immediately and fully immersed himself in the local culture, and began an important study of adobe architecture. Popular with his students and active in the community, he was co-editor of the state's architectural journal, New Mexico Architecture, for seven years. Dr. Bunting was also a trustee of the Albuquerque Museum and a member of the Old Town Architectural Review Board. He authored numerous articles and three books on the architecture of New Mexico, Taos Adobes (1964), Of Earth and Timbers Made (1974), and The Early Architecture of New Mexico (1976). Among many other projects, Bunting conducted studies on Zuni Pueblo, and on the architecture of John Gaw Meem. In 1978, in recognition of these important contributions to the history of architecture in New Mexico, Bunting received the Governor's Award in the Arts.

Simultaneously, Bunting continued his research in Massachusetts. From the mid 1960s, he undertook an extensive study of the architectural history of Cambridge, resulting in a four-volume work, published by the Cambridge Historical Commission. In 1968 and 1975, he taught the summer session at Harvard University. At the time of his death he had substantially completed a history of architecture on the Harvard campus published by the Harvard University Press. Always active, Bainbridge Bunting was preparing to teach the fall semester of classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he died on February 13, 1981.

From the guide to the Bainbridge Bunting Papers, 1849-1981, 1964-1979, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

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creatorOf Bainbridge Bunting Photograph Collection, 1870-1980 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
creatorOf Bunting, Bainbridge. Bainbridge Bunting collection of measured drawings, 1934-1979. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Bunting, Bainbridge. Papers, 1849-1981 (bulk 1964-1979). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Bainbridge Bunting Papers, 1849-1981, 1964-1979 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
creatorOf Bunting, Bainbridge. Photographs of streets in Boston's South End, ca. 1968. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Bunting, Bainbridge. Bainbridge Bunting photograph collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Bainbridge Bunting Collection of Measured Drawings, 1934-1979 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
creatorOf Bunting, Bainbridge. The architectural history of the Back Bay area in Boston / by Bainbridge Bunting. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
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associatedWith Meem, John Gaw, 1896- person
associatedWith Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948. person
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Santa Fe (N.M.)
New Mexico
Zuni (N.M.)
Acoma (N.M.)
Hopi (N.M.)
Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
Old Town (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Santa Clara (N.M.)
Taos (N.M.)
New Mexico
South End (Boston, Mass.)
Las Vegas (N.M.)
North Valley (N.M.)
Albuquereque (N.M.)
Laguna (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Laguna (N.M.)
Las Vegas (N.M.)
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Massachusetts--Boston
Pueblo of Santa Clara (N.M.)
Socorro (N.M.)
Acoma (N.M.)
Albuquerque (N.M.)
Socorro (N.M.)
Taos (N.M.)
Massachusetts--Boston
Old Town (Albuquerque, N.M.)
North Valley (Bernalillo County, N.M.)
New Mexico
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Church buildings--New Mexico
Historic buildings
Vernacular architecture
Historic preservation--New Mexico
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Church buildings
Pueblos
Historic buildings--New Mexico
Architecture, Domestic
Architectural drawings--New Mexico
Acoma architecture
Architectural elements--1873-1970
Architecture, Spanish colonial--New Mexico
Historic preservation
Highway engineering
Building, Adobe
Architecture, Domestic--New Mexico
Building, adobe--New Mexico
Architecture--New Mexico
Beltways
Decoration and ornament
Vernacular architecture--New Mexico
Architecture
Pueblos--New Mexico
Pueblo architecture
Zuni architecture
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Birth 1913-11-23

Death 1981-02-13

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