Gothic VI – The Final Chapter? 1901-2021


Residential course

Mike Hope

21 January 2022 to 23 January 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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The accepted notion that Gothic architecture as a style had run its course by the early years of the twentieth century is quite frankly, utterly wrong. With Gothic revivalism continuing not just through the 1920’s and 1930’s, in America, Gothic as a style became an integral tool for the design kit of skyscrapers and an essential part of Art Deco. Even after the Second World War, Gothic continued to be a key part of the architectural scene. It has even become a part of Post-Modernist architecture (Philip Johnson’s PPG complex in Pittsburgh is a good example). In these first decades of the twenty-first century Gothic both in traditional forms and in the hands of Post Modernism and indeed post, Post-Modernism remains a vibrant and very much alive form.

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.

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