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 ScottCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Adrian Fisher is the worlds 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 Stewarts Gardenland maize maze in Dorset, the worlds largest temporary crop maze. Fisher lives in Dorset, England.