W. H. MATTHEWS    Book Number: 85575    Product format: Paperback

First published in 1922, the classic and unparalleled text on the history and development of mazes and labyrinths has been carefully scanned and reprinted, with original illustrations. William Henry Matthews was born in 1822 and following a degree in Botany at Birkbeck, he joined the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of war in 1914. A lifelong musician, he researched, drew the diagrams and wrote the text of this seminal work in just two and a half years on his return to London from France in 1919. Wonderfully illustrated throughout, it charts the history and study with sections on garden mazes, hedgerow mazes, topiary mazes, artistic, mystical and trick mazes, church labyrinths, maze etymology, turf mazes, the significance of 'Troy' mazes and maze solutions. This unique text covers periods from ancient Crete and Greece through to the 19th century and there is a special illustrated section on maze coins. We are taken back to the time of Herodotus, French and Prussian expeditions to Egypt, the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, the Gortyna Caverns, Knossos, the Etruscan labyrinths, floral labyrinths and more. 38 illus, 254pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781906621094
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