Codex Seraphinianus: Limited Edition with Numbered Print

Codex Seraphinianus: Limited Edition with Numbered Print


By (author) Luigi Serafini

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  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 330mm x 71mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0847843092
  • ISBN 13: 9780847843091
  • Edition statement: Deluxe
  • Illustrations note: 400 Colour Diagrams
  • Sales rank: 251,986

Product description

An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations.Deluxe numbered, limited edition of 600 w/signed print: . 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.

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Author information

Luigi Serafini is an architect, ceramist, glazier, painter, sculptor, designer, opera director, set designer, and critic who works in Italy and abroad. In 2007, the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan dedicated a successful mostra ontological (ontological exhibition) to him. He has illustrated works by Franz Kafka and Michael Ende.