An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever. A special limited and numbered deluxe edition that includes a signed print is also available.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages, 400 Colour Diagrams
- Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
- Publication Date: 23/10/2013
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9780847842131
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Review by Achromatic
A wonderful sequel to the Voynich manuscript, amazing combination recipe book, travel guide, specimen catalog, architecture text and sex manual. <br/><br/>Luigi Serafini reveals many weird mysteries and secrets of existence; Meta-physicians HATE him. <br/><br/>Highly recommended. Font takes a little while to get your head around.
Review by cameling
Let your imagination soar with this beautifully illustrated book, written in a code or language that has stumped codebreakers for years. These works of art illustrate a fantastical world the reader is left to interpret to the outer most realm of his/her imagination.