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Published by Prestel in Munich, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Maze gardens -- Pictorial works,
  • Labyrinths -- Pictorial works,
  • Maze puzzles -- Pictorial works

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [176]).

Other titlesLabyrinths and mazes
StatementJürgen Hohmuth ; with contributions by Simone Augustin ... [et al.].
GenrePictorial works.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB475 .H64 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination175, [1] p. :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3695778M
ISBN 103791329227
LC Control Number2003101633

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