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Labyrinth: The History of the Maze Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

This documentary traces the development of the Maze in religion, art, horticulture and architecture. This remarkable journey's guide is the renowned maze designer and builder Adrian Fisher. Find out why the challenge of the maze is almost irresistible. For centuries, from the famed Labyrinth of Crete to the stately gardens of medieval England, these larger-than-life puzzles have symbolized mankind's search for eternal truths. Today mazes continue to draw us in, daring us to solve ancient riddles as we tread their perplexing pathways.
Enter the world of the labyrinth. Discover the secret meanings and religious significance of the maze, and visit some of the most astounding and beautiful examples of this mystical art form. Spectacular gardens, ancient vistas, and bedeviling modern designs are woven into a rich story of art, myth and spiritual discovery. In-depth interviews with labyrinth expert Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress are featured. A fascinating journey awaits all who enter the complex world of the Labyrinth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 -- 2:02 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
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