Codex Seraphinianus

by Serafini, Luigi,

Language: Artificial
Format: Print Book 2013.
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Room Reference rq N7433.4.S413 C63 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Room Reference
Call Number  rq N7433.4.S413 C63 2013
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.
Additional Information
Subjects Serafini, Luigi.
Artists' books -- Italy.
Imaginary languages.
Imaginary societies.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Miscellanea.
Fantasy in art.
Publisher New York :2013.
Edition New and updated edition.
Language Artificial
Notes "This edition of the Codex Seraphinianus, thirty-two years after the first edition published in 1981, has been enriched by yet another original preface by the author"--Colophon.
Originally published in 1981 by Franco Maria Ricci, Parma, Italy.
Includes booklet, Decodex, in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. English translation by Sylvia Adrian Notini.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 35 cm + 1 booklet (22 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm)
ISBN 9780847842131
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