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AMAZEing Art™ : Wonders of the Ancient World
A rare and delightful blend of whimsy and knowledge. Mr. Berg's labyrinths delight the eye while he offers an introduction to some of the most fascinating monuments of the ancient world."
—Sean Hemingway, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Berg has created more than 30 mazes, drawn to scale, that illustrate the artistry of design found in architectural wonders from the distant past. His essays on these monuments explore their methods of construction, look at the people who created and lived with them, and ponder their eventual fates. He draws on recorded history, scientific facts, and recent archaeological discoveries, as well as anecdotes from long-lost travelers and writers like the renowned ancient historian, Herodotus, and Pausanias, a Greek travel writer from the second century AD.
AMAZEing Art brings to life the often surprising stories behind the monuments of ancient civilizations. Readers discover:
Berg also describes what little is known about the Egyptian Labyrinth, a lost monument that was said to have "surpassed the pyramids" by the only two eyewitnesses whose accounts of it have survived. Located on the shores of an artificial lake seven days journey up the Nile from the Pyramids, nothing but a vast field of scattered rubble now occupies the site where this mysterious structure once stood.
Designed to inspire an appreciation of the ancient Wonders of the World by offering a clever new way of looking at them, AMAZEing Art challenges people of all ages and puzzle-solving skills to sharpen their pencils, start at S, and find their way to E. The mazes are printed on special erasable paper, so no one needs to worry about making mistakes. In the back of the book, there are solutions for the mazes and, for further information, a bibliography of books and websites on mazes, the ancient world, and ancient civilizations.
Christopher Berg has been creating puzzles since the fifth grade, when he first began drawing mazes of various exotic and formless objects such as amoebas. While studying archaeology at Dartmouth College, he traveled to Greece and was inspired to draw a maze of the Parthenon. Thus began the second phase of his drawing career, which has culminated in the artwork and essays in AMAZEing Art. He has worked as a management consultant and an astronomer, and was the lead author of an article in one of the top international journals for astrophysical research. He lives in Berkeley, California.
AMAZEing Art: Wonders of the Ancient World
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