From the labyrinth that bedeviled Theseus in his search for the Minotaur to the exquisitely sculpted hedge mazes of English country houses, the maze has been a source of great pleasure and frustration for centuries. In The Amazing Book of Mazes, award-winning maze designer Adrian Fisher presents over 350 photographs of more than 150 contemporary and historical maze designs, each one fully three-dimensional and interactive. In accompanying text, Fisher explains the complexities, innovations, and symbolism of each maze. Arranged by type, and including vertical, horizontal, and even mirror mazes, these mazes don’t all invite solution, but they do test the limits of one’s imagination. And with mazes enjoying a resurgence in popularity, the timing couldn’t be better for this beguiling, comprehensive history and celebration.
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Adrian Fisher is the world’s leading maze designer. He has designed over 400 mazes in 23 countries since 1979 and is the holder of a Guinness World Record for his design of Stewart’s Gardenland maize maze in Dorset, the world’s largest temporary crop maze. Fisher lives in Dorset, England.From Booklist:
Maze master Fisher's comprehensive guide to the many aspects of mazes features a wealth of color photographs and detailed diagrams and a fact-packed text providing general history, theory and design principles, and descriptions and analyses of specific mazes. Working from the concept of the labyrinth as a 4,000-year-old archetype that symbolizes the demands of the spiritual path, Fisher presents examples of puzzle mazes ancient and more recent defined by a complex network of joining paths with dead ends, twisting, deceptive alleys, and an elusive goal, such as England's Hampton Court Palace. Sumptuous and mind-boggling are the numerous vertical mazes constructed of hedges--"the garden form of the art" during the Renaissance--as well as maize fields, masonry, inflatables, and panels. Contemplative, healing, and meditative are the two-dimensional, horizontal mazes constructed of turf and pavers. Complete with a glossary and listing of additional readings and resources, Fisher's maze book belongs in architectural and cultural phenomena collections. Whitney Scott
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