The Curious History of Mazes: 4,000 Years of Fascinating Twists and Turns with Over 100 Intriguing Puzzles to Solve (Paperback)
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The Curious History of Mazes: 4,000 Years of Fascinating Twists and Turns with Over 100 Intriguing Puzzles to Solve (Paperback)

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Thread your way through this aMAZEing history and delve into a curious experience!

From prehistoric times, mazes and labyrinths worldwide have served as different symbolic, ritualistic, and practical purposes. Taken as a powerful metaphor for life's journey, they can be used as tools for meditation and learning at any level, even when completed for recreation. Maze images can be enjoyed as motifs themselves, but also in their material forms-a meditation, puzzle, dance, walk, ritual, pilgrimage, or simply a day out.

Drawing upon a wealth of historical and classical literature; accounts written by explorers, archaeologists, and historians; and the output of modern and contemporary world-renowned experts and enthusiasts, social historian Dr. Julie Bounford explores the evolution of mazes through time and across continents, presenting their history in a fun and engaging format while challenging readers to solve over 100 mazes-many created exclusively for this book by illustrator and artist Trevor Bounford. Learn about:The earliest recorded examples, legends, and mazes in the ancient worldMazes used as sacred rituals and symbols that take us beyond the natural worldTurf, stone, hedge, and garden mazes, and sites of communal rustic revelsThe modern revival, with mazes taken to forms never previously imaginedExplore how mazes can improve your mental dexterity and create mindfulness, and use the gazetteer to locate historical, replica, and interesting mazes that exist around the world today.


Publisher: Wellfleet Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781577151777
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 240 x 210 mm

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