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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Some letters appear only at the beginning or end of words, similarly to Semitic writing systems.

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Monday, November 7, The Codex Seraphinianus. Escher [7] and Hieronymus Bosch. After the last chapter is a table of contents or index, followed by an apparent afterword whose writing is more casually rendered. So, I wanted to share that with you. Here’s a brief quote of a quote from that article: Melancholy and Physical Objects. You could see this as a really really elaborate inkblot.

Tonight has been one of those internet free-associative wanderings wherein I wake up at 3 am and lie in bed staring at the ceiling in the dark simply just surprisingly awake.

InRizzoli published a second revised edition, as well as limited, signed, and numbered “deluxe” edition. I have the hardcopy, will bring it over. Retrieved from ” https: They printed copies in Italian and in English:. The book is in eleven chapters, in two sections.

In a talk at the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles on 11 MaySerafini stated that there is no meaning behind the Codex ‘s script, which is asemic ; that his experience in writing it was similar to automatic writing ; and that what he wanted his alphabet to convey was the sensation children feel with books they cannot yet understand, although they see that the writing makes sense for adults.


Aeraphinianus the encyclopedia tends to fix the knowledge of a certain era, in Serafini’s “fantaencyclopedia” there is nothing solid. Today CVLT Nation celebrates Codex Seraphinianus with a huge photo essay…I want this for my next b-day gift…hint hint to my wife if you are reading this!

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Please turn your AdBlock off. Retrieved 9 April Each chapter seems to address a general encyclopedic topic, as follows:. Some of the things that exist in this world are just incredible. About Me Ross View my complete profile. University of Nevada Press. The second deals with various aspects of human life, including garments, history, cuisine and architecture. 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.

Wriiten in his own code language and with pictures reminiscent of a medieval medical text, this book looks like it should have been written centuries ago. University of Minnesota Press. The top article on Boing Boing was about this strange book, that was now, for the first time ever, available online for free.

Codex Seraphinianus[1] originally published inis an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during 30 months from to Some illustrations are recognizable as maps or human faces; while others especially in the “physics” chapter are mostly or totally abstract.

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The illustrations are often surreal [5] [7] [8] parodies of things in the real world, such as a bleeding fruit, a plant that grows into roughly the shape of a chair and is subsequently made into one, a copulating couple that seraphinanus into an alligator. Posted by Ross at 5: I can’t remember when I’ve been this excited about something new.

Codex Seraphinianus

It is an encyclopedia of an imaginary world in the language of that world. I discovered this book some years desacrgar, and whatever else you may say or speculate, this is one of the greatest works of art of the last hundred years If you want to show your support for the hard work we do to feature underground music on a daily basis, please consider turning your AdBlock off.

He could have conceived this as a sort of embryonic or chrysalitic work that at some point would take a kind of completely different shape. The writing system possibly a false one appears modeled on Western writing systems, with left-to-right writing in rows and an alphabet with uppercase and lowercase letters, some of which double as numerals.

Wechsler [10] and Bulgarian linguist Ivan Derzhanski, [11] among others, and is a variation of base Two plates in the sixth chapter contain lines of French text, a quote from Marcel Proust ‘s ” A la recherche du temps perdu: Hofstadterin Metamagical Themas: I’m very excited about it.

The s editions were out of print for several years before Franco Maria Ricci published an augmented, single-volume edition in This is just the case when I first saw the pages of the Codex Seraphinianus. The book’s “language” has defied analysis for decades.