Amazeing Art: Wonders of the Ancient World

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In Amazeing Art, Christopher Berg showcases an astonishingly beautiful series of mazes depicting the wonders of the ancient world. From Stonehenge to the Colossus of Rhodes, he matches each with a capsule history that explains its background, and brilliantly evokes its mystery and significance. Fun, fascinating, and educational, Amazeing Art contains thirty-five mazes and their solutions printed on special easy-to-erase paper for the determined maze-solver.

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Think mazes belong in the back of a comic book with the jumbles and word-finds? Not anymore.

"A rare and delightful blend of whimsy and knowledge. Amazeing Art offers a unique introduction to some of the most fascinating monuments of the ancient world. Mr. Berg's mazes delight the eye and are wonderful discoveries in and of themselves." -- Sean Hemingway, assistant curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

"An entertaining and informative mixture of ancient gossip, modern speculation, and hard scientific fact, Amazeing Art is a novel way to attract the attention of puzzle solvers of all ages and backgrounds to a rich assortment of antiquity's more impressive, yet still often mysterious, structures." -- Dr. Jeremy Rutter, professor of classical art and archaeology, Dartmouth College

"Christopher Berg ingeniously leads us into the mazes of antiquity. Each turn is marked by enigmas and enchantments, until finally, so caught up in the journey itself, one forgets that one is lost at all." -- Ulrica Hume, labyrinth facilitator, St. James Church, London

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Christopher Berg has been creating puzzles since the fifth grade, when he first began drawing labyrinths 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 maze-drawing career, which has culminated in the artwork and essays in this book. Christopher has worked as an astronomer with one of the largest telescopes in the world, was a management consultant for many years, and was once foolish enough to ride his motorcycle all the way across the United States accompanied by little more than a jar of peanut butter. His only major published work prior to this book, the analysis of unusual stellar objects from an international quasar survey, can be found in the Astrophysical Journal. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his partner, Patricia, and her small, cute, and pleasantly deranged dog.

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