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Labyrinths (Dec. 2013)

Looking for more Labyrinths?

Visit the 5th floor of Bizzell Library to view materials relating to Labyrinths held in OU's Special Collections.

View select items on display in the lobby of the History of Science Collections. Or, ask to see items not currently on display, and view these in our Reading Room.

Be sure to check out Bizzell's own Labyrinth and accompanying guide by Matt Cook.


Books Relating to Labyrinths  


Vitruvius Britannicus; or, The British Architect (3 volumes, London, 1715?-1731)  History of Science Collections

You can also view subsequent volumes of the work online. A modern edition is available in Bizzell library.


      The Geometrical Plan of the House Gardens and adjacent Parts of Cholmondley in Cheshire, the Seat of the Right Honourable the Earl of Cholmondley (plate 79, volume 3)2



Histoire des jardins chez tous les peuples, depuis l'antiquite jusqu'a nos jours (Tours, 1883)  History of Science Collections

Jardins Brodės des Tuileries sous Henry IV (p. 152)



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Exhibit developed with the assistance of Laurel Lamb (Anthropology, 2014)



Labyrinths: Additional Reading

Listed below are rare books and other materials related to the theme of labyrinths held within the Bass, Nichols, and History of Science Collections. Some items may require a vault request form in order to view.

Architecture et ornements divers en Espagne (19th century)  Nichols Collection

Greek Coins (NY, 1966)  Bass Collection

The Labyrinth: A History of the New Harmony Labyrinth (Westport, 1975)  Bass Collection

 High Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens (Princeton, 1984)  History of Science Collections