In what is the fifth in the series of six lectures which trace the history and continued use and development of Gothic Architecture, we have arrived at what for many people is the high water mark in terms of revival, understanding and usage on not just a British but a world-wide scale. Here in Britain the publication of AWN Pugin’s Contrasts, the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament, the accession to the throne of Queen Victoria and the growth of Britain into the world’s economic and political superpower would lead to an explosion in terms of buildings from houses, castles, churches, castle and many public buildings in the gothic idiom to new buildings such as power stations, pumping stations, railway stations.
At the time there was a full-scale medieval revival in terms of literature and the arts in general. Britain was not alone in the Gothic Revival and we will be taking a close look at what was happening in Europe (especially France and Germany), the USA and the importance of the spread of Gothic as the Imperial Style of Empire (India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc)
Residential Fees From: £348. Non Residential: £233
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 nearly 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. He is also currently a member of the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Board and advisor on stained glass to the Diocese of Exeter.
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