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Jeff Saward

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Jeff Saward

First captivated by the labyrinth in 1976, Jeff Saward is a world authority on the history and development of labyrinths and mazes and is the author of  Magical Paths  a pictorial essay on the modern revival, and  Labyrinths & Mazes  a comprehensive illustrated history. He was also the historical editor for the English language translation of the monumental  Labyrinthe source-book of the late Hermann Kern, published as  Through the Labyrinth . Founding editor of  Caerdroia – the Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths , co-founder and director of Labyrinthos, the Labyrinth Resource Centre, Photo Library and Archive, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Labyrinth Society and is the administrator of the  Worldwide Labyrinth Locator  website. Travelling extensively to research the history of labyrinths and mazes, Jeff has an unrivalled collection of photographs from around the world and is frequently consulted to provide designs, information, illustrations and documentation for both modern construction projects and historical restorations.


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