Frank Lloyd Wright


Residential course

Mike Hope

18 February 2022 to 20 February 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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Never far from controversy and a pithy one-liner, Frank Lloyd Wright is now rightly recognised as one of the giants of not just American but world architecture. The course will outline his architectural development and the professional and personal controversies that would cloud his career. Besides his building and flamboyant lifestyle, his impact upon generations of young architects and apprentices will also be examined and discussed.

Mike Hope has travelled extensively around America visiting, lecturing about and running tours to many of his key works such as Falling Water, the Guggenheim Museum, Taliesin, Taliesin West, the Unity Temple, Wingspread, and homes in Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona and California.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Mike Hope author, lecturer, curator and designer spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four Universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) and has spent over thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. Alongside an extensive publication list, he has researched, designed and curated many exhibitions. He is a lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programme and indeed their Art History programmes here in the UK. He lectures regularly to many other organisations such as the Fine Art Society. He has, since 2010, run his own tour/lecture/research company, ‘Spirit of the Place – Cultural Tours with a Difference’. He also has his own publishing company, ‘Res Mirabilis’.

He is currently a member of the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Board and Advisor on stained glass to the Diocese of Exeter.

Most recently (September 2021) he has been admitted as a Freeman to the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.