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Labyrinthos Bibliography - General Reading

Recommended Introductions

The following titles are particularly recommended as general introductions to the diverse subject of labyrinths and mazes:

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Magical Paths - Labyrinths & Mazes in the 21st Century
Jeff Saward.
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2002. Published in French language as "Labyrinthes" by Flammarion, 2003.
An illustrated study of the current resurgence of mazes and labyrinths around the world, with a potted history and many beautiful photographs.

Mazes: Ancient & Modern
Robert Field.
Tarquin Publications, Diss, England, 1999.

Colourful introductory booklet on mazes and labyrinths, with good coverage of Roman mosaics and UK labyrinths.

The Unending Mystery - a Journey through Labyrinths and Mazes
David Willis McCullough
Anchor Books: New York, 2005.

Delightful to read and packed with solid information, one of the best introductions to both the historical and modern world of labyrinths and mazes available.

The Art of the Maze
Adrian Fisher & Georg Gerster.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1990. Reprinted by Seven Dials, London, 2000. Published in the USA as "Labyrinth - Solving the Riddle of the Maze" by Harmony Books, 1990.

Well-illustrated guide to mazes and labyrinths worldwide, with good detail of Adrian Fisher and Randoll Coate's early works and splendid aerial photography by Georg Gerster.

The Amazing Book of Mazes
Adrian Fisher.
Thames & Hudson, London, 2006.

Beautifully illustrated guide to mazes and labyrinths worldwide, with good detail of Adrian Fisher's installations from around the world.

Labyrinths & Mazes
Jürgen Hohmuth
Prestel, New York, London & Munich, 2003. Published in German language as "Labyrinthe & Irrgärten."
Lavishly illustrated, large format picture book, with text contributions by various writers, featuring many Jürgen Hohmuth's remarkable photographs taken with a radio controlled balloon. A visual labyrinthine feast!

Labyrinths - Ancient Paths of Wisdom and Peace
Virginia Westbury.
Lansdowne Publishing, Sydney, Australia, 2001.

Well illustrated introduction to the labyrinth revival, with insight into the characters and reasons behind it all and a useful guide to the best labyrinths to visit worldwide.

Das Labyrinth - oder Die Kunst zu Wandeln
Ilse M. Seifried.
Haymon, Innsbruck, Austria, 2002.

Nicely illustrated German-language study of the modern labyrinth revival, with contributions from a number of artists and labyrinth builders currently active within the field.

Die Faszination der Labyrinth
Gernot Candolini.
Kösel, Munich, Germany, 2004.

German-language introduction to labyrinths and mazes, with plenty of practical advice on constructing labyrinth, a catalogue of labyrinths in German speaking Europe and full page labyrinth and maze designs designed for copying for creative projects.

Das Geheimnisvolle Labyrinth
Gernot Candolini.
Pattloch, Augsburg, Germany, 1999.

Well-illustrated German-language study of labyrinths, ancient and modern. Currently out of print.