Hermann Kern - Through the Labyrinth: Designs and Meanings over 5,000 Years
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Hermann Kern - Through the Labyrinth: Designs and Meanings over 5,000 Years - Munich / London / New York - Prestel - 2000 - 1st edition - 360 pp - Cloth binding with dust jacket - 24,5 x 31,5 cm. - Design: Heinz Ross
Condition: Good - dust jacket now in professional Brod-art cover.
English improved edition of Labyrinthe. Erscheinugnsformen und Deutungen. 5000 Years Gegenwart eines Urbilds (1982); the definitive monograph on labyrinths and mazes by the German historian Hermann Kern (1941-1985). Illustrated with photos and reproductions in COLOUR and black and white. With bibliography, index and personal register.
¶ Hardback edition, supplemented with addenda from experts Robert Ferré and Jeff Saward. The book deals with, i.a. Archeology, the etymology of the word Labyrinth, Buddhism, Egypt, Sacred Geometry, Crete (the mythology around Daedalus, Thesseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur), the cathedrals of Amiens, Chartres and Reims. An indispensable standard reference work.