Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development

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With devoted scholarship and an appreciation for what he terms "the lure of the labyrinth," Matthews explores accounts of ancient mazes, the "meanders" of Greek and Roman times, theories on the meaning of church labyrinths, the hedge maze, and more. All important or exceptional examples are illustrated with 151 line drawings.

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Overview

With devoted scholarship and an appreciation for what he terms "the lure of the labyrinth," Matthews explores accounts of ancient mazes, the "meanders" of Greek and Roman times, theories on the meaning of church labyrinths, the hedge maze, and more. All important or exceptional examples are illustrated with 151 line drawings.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486226149
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,006,259
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER II
THE EGYPTIAN LABYRINTH

CHAPTER III
THE EGYPTIAN LABYRINTH (continued) 

CHAPTER IV
THE CRETAN LABYRINTH 

CHAPTER V
THE CRETAN LABYRINTH (continued)

CHAPTER VI
THE CRETAN LABYRINTH (continued)

CHAPTER VII
THE ETRUSCAN OR ITALIAN LABYRINTH

CHAPTER VIII
THE LABYRINTH IN ANCIENT ART

CHAPTER IX
CHURCH LABYRINTHS

CHAPTER X
TURF LABYRINTHS 

CHAPTER XI
TURF LABYRINTHS (continued)

CHAPTER XII 
THE ORIGIN OF TURF MAZES  

CHAPTER XIII 
THE FLORAL LABYRINTH AND THE DWARF-SHRUB MAZE 

CHAPTER XIV
THE TOPIARY LABYRINTH, OR HEDGE MAZE

CHAPTER XV
THE TOPIARY LABYRINTH, OR HEDGE MAZE (continued)

CHAPTER XVI
THE TOPIARY LABYRINTH, OR HEDGE MAZE (continued)

CHAPTER XVII
STONE LABYRINTHS AND ROCK ENGRAVINGS

CHAPTER XVIII
THE DANCE OR GAME OF TROY

CHAPTER XIX
THE BOWER OF " FAIR ROSAMOND"

CHAPTER XX
MAZE ETYMOLOGY

CHAPTER XXI
LABYRINTH DESIGN AND THE SOLUTION OF MAZES 

CHAPTER XXII
THE LABYRINTH IN LITERATURE

CHAPTER XXIII
MISCELLANEA AND CONCLUSION 

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX

INDEX

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