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Labyrinths & Mazes: A Journey Through Art, Architecture, and Landscape

Written by Francesca Tatarella
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The labyrinth is one of the world's oldest symbols, and its meaning is often shrouded in myth and mystery or ties to religious rites. Today, this enigmatic form inspires artists to create their own interpretations in different, even unusual, ways, including by working with materials as varied as ice, snow, salt, wood, stone, glass, cement, and metal.

This new collection features both classical examples and the best contemporary projects, showcasing work by artists, landscape artists, and architects from around the world. The diverse and stunning examples include pavement labyrinths of thirteenth-century French cathedrals, a historic English turf maze, Renaissance hedge mazes, and numerous present-day projects by artists and architects, including BIG, Chris Drury, Richard Fleischner, Dan Graham, Robert Irwin, Arata Isozaki, Robert Morris, Yoko Ono, and Billie Tsien and Tod Williams.

This book accompanies the upcoming exhibition "Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden" in the Winterthur Garden, April 1, 2018 – January 5, 2020.

Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, Winterthur’s first-ever exhibit of whimsical and classic garden structures – all set within Henry Francis du Pont’s majestic garden! Thirteen fantastic structures await exploration – from a Gothic-inspired tower, an Ottoman tent, and neoclassical follies to a Chinese pavilion, American summerhouses, a faerie cottage, and creative contemporary follies.

• Paperback; 216 pages with 250 color illustrations throughout.

• Dimensions: 9.5" x .8" x 6.5".

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