Codex Seraphinianus

by anders pearson Wed 17 Sep 2003 10:30:01


page dedicated to Luigi Serafini’s encyclopedia of a parallel universe

TAGS: art nonsense creativity


quick explanation:

Serafini is an italian artist who invented an entire bizarre alien universe and then wrote and illustrated an encyclopedia or scientific study of the world. the codex is written in an alien language that he invented and is easily one of the strangest books ever published.

don't miss this gallery of codex images, this essay on the hallucinatory encyclopedia, or this analysis of the alien language.

Columbia's library has a copy in the rare books section. i may have to go spend some time checking it out.

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