Gothic Part Two: The Decorated Age

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Course: Gothic Part Two: The Decorated Age
Tutor: Mike Hope
Start Date: 21st May 2018
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 23rd May 2018
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £371.00
Non Res Fee: £265.00 What's included?

Set against the backdrop of a European wide slowdown in economic growth and the beginning of successive waves of plague culminating in the pandemic Black Death of the late 1340’s, plus the failure of Capetian dynastic line in France, the architectural and design baton was handed to Britain. Here with a much more stable political and economic situation, Gothic developed into what has become known as Decorated. This has been dived into Geometric and Curvilinear. In France elements of this would be assimilated into what would become known as Flamboyant Gothic. In the area of Germany this would become known as ‘Opus Francigenum’. In Spain, the various principalities and Kingdoms, whilst being heavily influenced by French Gothic, would develop regional styles, most notably, Catalan Gothic.

This course will include a trip to Exeter Cathedral.

Tutor Information

Mike Hope

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.

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