- Codex Seraphinianus, First Edition
- Now you too can buy a copy of perhaps the strangest book ever made
Codex Seraphinianus, First Edition
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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. A rare and expensive art book is about to gain much wider exposure: a reissue of the cult favourite Codex Seraphinianus , first published in , hits bookstands, virtual and otherwise, next week. Possibly the strangest book ever made, the Codex Seraphinianus is an encyclopedia of an imaginary world, with illegible calligraphy it is written in an alphabet no one can understand and surreal drawings of odd beasts and machines. It was created by an Italian artist and avant-gardist industrial designer named Luigi Serafini its title means literally the Serafini Book. He responds cryptically to inquiries about the meaning of the text, and his website is just a blank page. The beasts in his drawings are often hybrids people morphing into alligators, fruits that look like sex toys and the machines, made of boxes, wire and body parts, have no clear purpose.
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 , 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.
Now you too can buy a copy of perhaps the strangest book ever made
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Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in , the book has been recognized as one of the weirdest and most enigmatic art books ever created. As a result, his brilliant creativity is portrayed on every page of this book. His visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has sparked numerous speculation attempts to solve its mysterious coding in the disciplines of genetics, zoology, botany, mineralogy, physiology, technology and so forth. There are several editions of this very popular and collectible book released, some more rare than others. Thirty-two years after this first edition, Rizzoli published a new edition of the work in two versions, trade and deluxe, which were enriched with new boards specially designed by the author and by the text of Italo Calvino, which introduced the very first edition. The deluxe, limited edition of copies numbered and signed by Serafini is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 29 th. A similar Latin edition limited to copies also, was already released in Europe earlier.