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Labyrinths & Mazes
Breathtaking aerial shots of ancient and modern labyrinths and mazes offer an exciting new perspective on an age-old phenomenon and an opportunity to better understand its meaning.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Prestel Publishing
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Jurgen Hohmuth's book is a deep dive into human curiosity and ritual. Starting around 1200 B.C. the phenomena of the labyrinth was discovered across the world. It seems as though this fascination, following a winding path with no wrong turns, took root in many different civilizationsand since then it has become a part of each generation that followed. These detailed and beautiful patterns lead a man down a winding, circuit path that, as long as you do not give up, leads to the center of the desi ...more
I saw this in a bookstore and was curious enough to get it from the library. It seemed like it was trying to simultaneously appeal to the coffee-table-book-seeking, New Age, and archaeological crowds, and so it felt like it was sort of tripping over itself. Also, the layout and design were irritating and confusing in ways that made the book hard to read at times. The photography was nice, and it was interesting to read the different theories about the purpose behind labyrinths, and that they may ...more
The photos in this book far outweighed the textual content, at least in my opinion. But I was looking for visual inspiration to carry into mandala making, as well as tips on maze making to take to my journalling students. And that's just what this book did for me!