Gothic V


Residential course

Mike Hope

8 October 2021 to 10 October 2021

From £240 Non-residential fee

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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: £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.