Divine Designs

Divine Designs

2002 - 2005, Hobbies / Craft, Other, Religion
Exploring cathedrals and religious art of Great Britain with Cambridge University's Dr. Paul Binski.
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Episode Guide

  • Divine Designs - Temples of Suburbia (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Temples of Suburbia

    Art historian Dr. Paul Binski visits Leicester and north London to see examples of Hindu and Jain art.

  • Divine Designs - Visions of God (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Visions of God

    The Greek Orthodox church St Sophia's in London's Regent's Park.

  • Divine Designs - Battle of the Titans (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Battle of the Titans

    Cambridge art historian Paul Binski considers Liverpool's two contrasting Cathedrals: the neo-Gothic Anglican building and its ultra-modern Catholic neighbour.

  • Divine Designs - Tomorrow's God (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Tomorrow's God

    Paul Binski visits Coventry and Chichester cathedrals to explore how the period after World War II saw the birth of a new modern style of religious architecture.

  • Divine Designs - The High Churches (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The High Churches

    Art historian Dr. Paul Binski goes to Brighton and Kilburn Park, north London, to see two missionary churches.

  • Divine Designs - Paradise Regained (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Paradise Regained

    Paul Binski visits St Giles in Cheadle and the Free Church in Glasgow to witness how two great architects shunned Victorian industrialism and returned to the architectural styles of the past.

  • Divine Designs - New Money (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    New Money

    Paul Binski visits Stanmore in North London and Great Witley, Worcestershire, to view two of the most extravagant Baroque churches in the country.

  • Divine Designs - The Wren City (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Wren City

    An investigation into some of the churches and places of worship designed and built by Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London.

  • Divine Designs - The World Turned Upside Down (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The World Turned Upside Down

    Paul Binski contrasts the lavish chapel at King's College, Cambridge with much simpler post-Reformation churches in Little Gidding and Leighton Bromswold.

  • Divine Designs - The Painted Churches (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Painted Churches

    Paul Binski visits churches in Oxfordshire and Norfolk in search of ecclesiastical wall paintings dating back to before the Reformation, when most paintings of this type were whitewashed.

  • Divine Designs - The Art of Damnation (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Art of Damnation

    A look at how church art moved on from the grotesque gargoyles of the 14th century to the more sophisticated stained-glass art of the 15th century.

  • Divine Designs - Patrons & Saints (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Patrons & Saints

    A look at the rival cathedrals of England, York and Canterbury.

  • Divine Designs - Glorious Gothic (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Glorious Gothic

    Paul Binski visits Lincoln Cathedral, which was redesigned in the 13th century, and Wells Cathedral.

  • Divine Designs - The French Connection (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The French Connection

    Paul Binski travels to Winchester Cathedral and visits Fountains Abbey in rural Yorkshire, built by the Cistercian Monks.

  • Divine Designs - The Power and the Glory: Winchester Cathedral (Season 1 Episode 1, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1, Part 1:

    The Power and the Glory: Winchester Cathedral

  • Divine Designs - Brave New World: Fountains Abbey (Season 1 Episode 1, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 1, Part 2:

    Brave New World: Fountains Abbey

  • Divine Designs - Lincoln Cathedral: Let There Be Light (Season 1 Episode 2, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 2, Part 1:

    Lincoln Cathedral: Let There Be Light

  • Divine Designs - Wells Cathedral (Season 1 Episode 2, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2, Part 2:

    Wells Cathedral

  • Divine Designs - Martyrdom and Miracles: Canterbury Cathedral (Season 1 Episode 3, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 3, Part 1:

    Martyrdom and Miracles: Canterbury Cathedral

  • Divine Designs - St Andrews, Heckington: Gargoyles and the Grotesque (Season 1 Episode 4, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 4, Part 1:

    St Andrews, Heckington: Gargoyles and the Grotesque

  • Divine Designs - St. Mary's, Fairford: Judgement Day (Season 1 Episode 4, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 4, Part 2:

    St. Mary's, Fairford: Judgement Day

  • Divine Designs - St. Mary's Chalgrove: The Painted Parish Church (Season 1 Episode 5, Part 1)
    Season 1 Episode 5, Part 1:

    St. Mary's Chalgrove: The Painted Parish Church

  • Divine Designs - St. Helen's Ranworth: The Company From Heaven (Season 1 Episode 5, Part 2)
    Season 1 Episode 5, Part 2:

    St. Helen's Ranworth: The Company From Heaven

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