Mazes And Labyrinths by Nigel PennickMazes And Labyrinths by Nigel Pennick

Mazes And Labyrinths

byNigel PennickEditorNigel Pennick

Paperback | December 31, 2018

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For thousands of years, the fascinating image of the labyrinth has held an important place in human consciousness. Mazes and labyrinths are the meeting-places of symbolism, myth, ritual, art and architecture. From the ancient rock carvings of northern Europe, the famed labyrinths of ancient Egypt and Crete, to the pavements of medieval cathedrals and the turf mazes of village greens, the form of the labyrinth has been a symbol across time. They appeared in renaissance gardens and as the puzzling hedge-mazes of formal gardens. In the late twentieth century there was a revival of interest, leading to the many labyrinths that exist worldwide today. In this book, Nigel Pennick guides the reader through the history and symbolism of a fascinating form of art that links us with the most ancient times and the inner reaches of our consciousness.
Nigel Pennick worked in scientific research for fifteen years in Cambridge, with periods at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and the University of Guelph, Canada. In this time, he published twenty-nine scientific papers that described eight new species of marine algae. He lost his profession in 1985 when the institute was clo...
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Title:Mazes And LabyrinthsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2018Publisher:Aeon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904658571

ISBN - 13:9781904658573

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