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Art of Faith: Season 2

Art of Faith: Season 2

3 Episodes

ART OF FAITH II explores the architecture and art of Buddhism, Hinduism and Religions of the Tao presented and narrated by the broadcaster John McCarthy. We travel the Eastern world, visiting the greatest and most significant religious buildings, and exploring how the passions and complexities of religious beliefs have been expressed in architecture.

Looking back over the last 3000 years, the series provides an insight into how we have celebrated art through faith.
With contributions from architects, scholars and worshippers, each episode explains the buildings’ genesis, laying down the brush strokes of the sites’ design, whilst looking at the shared elements and contrasts between religions and the aesthetics of the places of worship.

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Art of Faith: Season 2
  • Buddhism

    Episode 3

    Journalist John McCarthy travels through India, China, Cambodia and Japan, exploring the magnificent architecture and art which embodies their people's devotion to Buddhism.

  • Shinto & Daoism

    Episode 2

    John McCarthy investigates the art of Daoism and Shinto, visiting the top of Mount Tai in China and the intriguing orange gates littering the hillside in Kyoto, Japan.

  • Hinduism

    Episode 1

    John McCarthy explores the art and architecture of the Asian religions, beginning in India with the colourful erotic carvings at the vibrant Meenakshi temple.