CODÉX. ERAPH [I N HANUS. Page 6. Page 7. CIIEX. SLERAPHHNHANUS. MW ¿DDE. AEEEVILLE PRESS ‘ PUBLISHERS I* NEW YÜRK. Page 8. Page 9. CODEX SERAPHINIANUS. LUIGI SERAFINI. Visual Writing /ubu editions. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page 10 . Codex Seraphinianus A few years ago we ran a post on one of the most mind- bogglingly awesome books ever written or conceived by mortal.
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Two plates in the sixth chapter contain lines of French text, a quote from Marcel Proust ‘s ” A la recherche du temps perdu: The Codex is an encyclopedia in manuscript with copious hand-drawn, colored-pencil illustrations of bizarre and fantastical florafaunaanatomies, fashions, and foods.
The Tears of Things: Others depict odd, apparently senseless machines, often with delicate appearances and bound by tiny filaments. It turns out this is a book written by an architect, graphic and industrial designer named Luigi Serafini in Italy in the 70’s that has acquired to a kind of mythical status and cult following.
Some of the things that exist in this world are just incredible. Here’s a brief quote of a quote from that article: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Patternfinds many of the illustrations “grotesque and disturbing” and others “extremely beautiful and visionary”. Each chapter seems to address a general encyclopedic topic, as follows:. This bugged-out alternative universe was composed by Luigi Serafini inand it is full of otherworldly images that will have you scratching your head in awe.
These are the kind of visuals that take over my imagination when I listen too much CAN. At this point, I would say I was committed, in the way that one makes various important life commitments, to this book. The Author Sean Reveron.
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It is an encyclopedia of an imaginary world in the language of that world. Posted by Ross at 5: Seraphinianus is a Latinisation of the author’s surname, Serafini which in Italian, refers to the seraphs. Melancholy and Physical Objects.
The writing system possibly a false one appears modeled on Western writing systems, with descargae writing in rows and an alphabet with uppercase and lowercase letters, some of which double as numerals. I love that feeling. One thing lead to another, I read some xkcdread the About page on xkcd yes, well which happened to offhandedly mention Boing Boing which I’d been to before, but decided to check out just for the hell of it.
So I get up and decide to explore the world a little bit.
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I discovered this book some years ago, and whatever else you may say or speculate, this is one of the greatest works of art of the last hundred years This page was last edited on 21 Seralhinianusat Albertine disparue ” In Search of Lost Time: You could see this as a really really elaborate inkblot.
University of Minnesota Press. Please turn your AdBlock off. Some illustrations are recognizable as maps or human faces; while others especially in the “physics” chapter are mostly or totally abstract. A Field Guide to Ecofiction.
And it showed a picture. I can’t remember when I’ve been this excited about something new. Two years later, a single-volume edition was issued in the United States, in Germany and in the Netherlands:.
Encyclopedia descaegar Fictional and Fantastic Languages. The curvilinear letters are rope- or thread-like, with loops and even knots,  and are somewhat reminiscent of Sinhalese script. InRizzoli published an expanded, but less expensive, edition in Italy.
It has crazy pictures, thoughtful layout, is about pages long and seraphiniznus just has to be seen to be believed. Baird Searlesin Asimov’s Science Fiction Aprilsays “the book lies in the uneasy boundary between surrealism and fantasy, given an odd literary status by its masquerade as a book of fact”.
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