Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus
Author: Luigi Serafini
Release: 2013-10-29
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780847842131
Language: en
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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.

Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus
Author: Luigi Serafini
Release: 2013-09-20
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780847843091
Language: en
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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 card. 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.

Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus
Author: Luigi Serafini,Outlet
Release: 1985-02-01
Editor: Random House Value Pub
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0517475146
Language: en
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Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana  Deluxe Edition
Author: Luigi Serafini
Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780847858309
Language: en
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From the intriguing mind behind Codex Seraphinianus comes this beautifully illustrated tribute to the famed Neapolitan character Pulcinella (or "Punch" as he is referred to in English). This short monograph on Pulcinella is conceived as a extension of the Codex Seraphinianus, an encyclopedia filled with variations and fantasies on a theme. Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana contains over one hundred extraordinary graphite illustrations with scarlet accents, some of which are depicted in comic-strip style. Conceived as a musical Suite, it is divided into nine scenes with an intermission. It features the oddly surreal and globally recognized character, whose origins have been lost in the mists of the time. An ancestor of Pulcinella was certainly Maccus, the protagonist of the Atellanae Fabulae, very popular farces in ancient Rome, but it was in the early seventeenth-century that the character assumed the name and costume that we all know. Distinguished by a long nose and typically dressed in white with a black mask, Pulcinella is often depicted in various kinds of misadventures and singing about love, hunger, and money. As he famously did in the Codex, Luigi Serafini, has created Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana in a unique language all its own, and has filled it with fascinating and mysterious illustrations that will no doubt prompt devotees to obsessively try to decipher the artist’s intention. Written by Serafini’s imaginative coauthor and alter ego "P. Cetrulo," who represents Pulcinella himself, the book artfully presents the struggles of a rebellious antihero who must come to grips with the challenges of everyday life. Originally, a book about Pulcinella and his world appeared in 1984, after Serafini’s involvement with the 1982 Carnival of Venice, the first revival of the famous festivity after two centuries of silence. Now more than three decades later, this new edition has been extensively revised and includes a new afterword by the author. Like its predecessor, the original edition became immensely sought after and highly valuable, fetching more than one thousand dollars if book collectors were lucky enough to get their hands on a copy. All fans of Serafini’s work will treasure this volume. Rizzoli will also publish a deluxe limited edition with a signed and numbered print.

Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript
Author: Anonim
Release: 2015-12-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 276
ISBN: 1626542163
Language: en
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A facsimile of an object of unknown authorship that has been the source of study and speculation for centuries and remains undecipherable to this day.

The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist
Author: E. B. Hudspeth
Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Quirk Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781594746246
Language: en
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An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman. Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

Asemic

Asemic
Author: Peter Schwenger
Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781452961071
Language: en
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The first critical study of writing without language In recent years, asemic writing—writing without language—has exploded in popularity, with anthologies, a large-scale art exhibition, and flourishing interest on sites like tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yet this burgeoning, fascinating field has never received a dedicated critical study. Asemic fills that gap, proposing new ways of rethinking the nature of writing. Pioneered in the work of creators such as Henri Michaux, Roland Barthes, and Cy Twombly, asemic writing consolidated as a movement in the 1990s. Author Peter Schwenger first covers these “asemic ancestors” before moving to current practitioners such as Michael Jacobson, Rosaire Appel, and Christopher Skinner, exploring how asemic writing has evolved and gained importance in the contemporary era. Asemic includes intriguing revelations about the relation of asemic writing to Chinese characters, the possibility of asemic writing in nature, and explanations of how we can read without language. Written in a lively style, this book will engage scholars of contemporary art and literary theory, as well as anyone interested in what writing was and what it is now in the process of becoming.

The Happy Mutant Handbook

The Happy Mutant Handbook
Author: Mark Frauenfelder,Carla Sinclair,Gareth Branwyn
Release: 1995
Editor: Berkley
Pages: 205
ISBN: 1573225029
Language: en
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Dear Brain Owner: Are you sick of the packaged reality THEY keep trying to sell you? You know: bad TV, hideousmagazines, clueless computer technology, and lame attempts at "leisure activities?" It's enough to makeyou build your own rocket so you can find a solar system that doesn't suck so bad. Guess what? You don't have to travel to the other end of the Milky Way to have a good time.The Happy Mutant Handbook , edited by Mark Frauenfelder, Carla Sinclair, GarethBranwyn, and Will Kreth, shows you how to peel away the drab layers of normality and start having funright here on Earth! Learn how to Joyride the Information Superhighway! Start your own radio or TV station! Pullamazing pranks and befuddle the normals! Go on urban safari! Make a robot buddy! You'll also find outabout the toys and cool tools you can use to make it happen. Why let a bunch of brain-dead marketing drones decide how you're going to live your life? You cando it yourself! After you buy The Happy Mutant Handbook, that is. (Oh yeah -- and we'll show you how to build your own rocket, too -- just in case.)

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
Author: Francesco Colonna
Release: 2020-08-14
Editor: Blurb
Pages: 274
ISBN: 1715271467
Language: en
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Francesco Colonna's weird, erotic, allegorical antiquarian tale, "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili", together with all of its 174 original woodcut illustrations, has been called the first "stream of consciousness" novel and was one of the most important documents of Renaissance imagination and fantasy. The author -- presumed to be a friar of dubious reputation -- was obsessed by architecture, landscape and costume (it is not going too far to say sexually obsessed) and its woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas.

Sacred Decay The Art of Lauren Marx

Sacred Decay  The Art of Lauren Marx
Author: Anonim
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781506716398
Language: en
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Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx. With an impressive eye for detail, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life - or death - with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth and destruction. Celebrated artist Lauren Marx's first collection highlights work from her latest gallery show and more, with over 120 pages of full-color art. Don't miss this stunning digital book!

The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920 1970

The Illustrated Dust Jacket  1920 1970
Author: Martin Salisbury
Release: 2017-10-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 199
ISBN: 0500519137
Language: en
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A deep dive into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the twentieth century, reflecting some of the most iconic designs of the era

Histoires Naturelles

Histoires Naturelles
Author: Jules Renard
Release: 2017-06-22
Editor: Alma Classics
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1847497055
Language: en
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A delightful variation on the long tradition of bestiary writing, Jules Renard's short verse and prose poems have captured the imagination of readers and artists since they were originally written in 1894, with Ravel famously setting five of them to music. Presented in a new version by acclaimed translator Richard Stokes, this sumptuously produced volume will captivate and enchant new generations of readers the world over.

VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT

VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT
Author: STEPHEN SKINNER ZANDBERGEN (DR RAFAL T PRINKE AND DR RENE.)
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1525259342
Language: en
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The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript
Author: Wilfrid Voynich,Anonyme
Release: 2012-06-25
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9788087664193
Language: en
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This ebook is the complete reproduction of the preserved Voynich Manuscript, formatted for high resolution color ebook reader displays. The Voynich manuscript, also known as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912. Much of the manuscript resembles herbal manuscripts of the time period, seeming to present illustrations and information about plants and their possible uses for medical purposes. However, most of the plants do not match known species, and the manuscript's script and language remain unknown and unreadable. Possibly some form of encrypted ciphertext, the Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. As yet, it has defied all decipherment attempts, becoming a cause célèbre of historical cryptology. The mystery surrounding it has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript a subject of both fanciful theories and novels. None of the many speculative solutions proposed over the last hundred years has yet been independently verified. Illustrations: The illustrations of the manuscript shed little light on the precise nature of its text but imply that the book consists of six "sections", with different styles and subject matter. Except for the last section, which contains only text, almost every page contains at least one illustration. Following are the sections and their conventional names: Herbal: Each page displays one plant (sometimes two) and a few paragraphs of text—a format typical of European herbals of the time. Some parts of these drawings are larger and cleaner copies of sketches seen in the "pharmaceutical" section. None of the plants depicted is unambiguously identifiable. Astronomical: Contains circular diagrams, some of them with suns, moons, and stars, suggestive of astronomy or astrology. One series of 12 diagrams depicts conventional symbols for the zodiacal constellations (two fish for Pisces, a bull for Taurus, a hunter with crossbow for Sagittarius, etc.). Each of these has 30 female figures arranged in two or more concentric bands. Most of the females are at least partly naked, and each holds what appears to be a labeled star or is shown with the star attached by what could be a tether or cord of some kind to either arm. The last two pages of this section (Aquarius and Capricornus, roughly January and February) were lost, while Aries and Taurus are split into four paired diagrams with 15 women and 15 stars each. Some of these diagrams are on fold-out pages. Biological: A dense continuous text interspersed with figures, mostly showing small naked women, some wearing crowns, bathing in pools or tubs connected by an elaborate network of pipes, some of them strongly reminiscent of body organs. Cosmological: More circular diagrams, but of an obscure nature. This section also has foldouts; one of them spans six pages and contains a map or diagram, with nine "islands" or "rosettes" connected by "causeways" and containing castles, as well as what may possibly be a volcano. Pharmaceutical: Many labeled drawings of isolated plant parts (roots, leaves, etc.); objects resembling apothecary jars, ranging in style from the mundane to the fantastical; and a few text paragraphs. Recipes: Many short paragraphs, each marked with a flower- or star-like "bullet".

Jim Henson s Labyrinth The Novelization

Jim Henson s Labyrinth  The Novelization
Author: Jim Henson,A.C.H. Smith
Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781608864164
Language: en
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Fourteen-year-old Sarah must reach the center of a dangerous labyrinth within thirteen hours in order to save her little brother Toby from Jareth, King of the Goblins.

The Last Novel

The Last Novel
Author: David Markson
Release: 2010-09
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781458758033
Language: en
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Just when one had started mourning the demise of avant-garde and postmodern fiction . . . here comes David Markson's latest 'novel' which is anything but a novel in any conventional sense of the term. Yet it manages to keep us enthralled . . . and even moved to tears at the end. And what a thrill it is to witness the performance, a real tour de force.''

Britannica All New Kids Encyclopedia Luxury Limited Edition What We Know What We Don t

Britannica All New Kids  Encyclopedia   Luxury Limited Edition  What We Know   What We Don t
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Britannica Books
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1913750035
Language: en
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This limited, luxury, collector's edition of Britannica's brand new encyclopedia for kids features a slipcase, gold page-edges, two ribbon markers, and a numbered (1 of 500) book plate signed by Christopher Lloyd and J.E. Luebering. Featuring up-to-the-minute information from Britannica, one of the world's most trusted sources of knowledge, this new encyclopedia brings home the joy of learning, and features over a thousand illustrations, photographs and maps. Page by page, you'll discover the story of the Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and the dynamic worlds of Today & Tomorrow. In keeping with Britannica's reputation for expert involvement, each spread includes a credit to the expert consultant involved with its creation, and special features highlight some of the most intriguing unsolved puzzles in science, archaeology, history, and engineering. Perhaps today's young readers will discover the answers to these mysteries! This gorgeous volume is a modern classic, and will inspire curiosity and delight in every reader.

Art Made from Books

Art Made from Books
Author: Anonim
Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452129464
Language: en
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Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection.

Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus
Author: Luigi Serafini
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780847871049
Language: en
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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of its original publication, this special edition of the beloved, best-selling cult classic features a new design, new cover illustration, and 15 never-before-seen drawings. Featuring a handsome new package redesigned by the author himself, this edition is a must-have for fans and collectors of Luigi Serafini’s art. First published in 1981 in Milan by F.M. Ricci, the book has been hailed as one of the most unusual yet beautiful art books ever made. A visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language, it 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, it has now fascinated and enchanted two generations. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact, blurring the line between art book and art object. This edition presents it in a new, unparalleled light complete with 15 new illustrations by the author. With the advent of new forms of communication, continuous streams of information, and social media, the Codex is more relevant and timely than ever. A limited numbered deluxe edition, bound in real cloth and presented in a handsome slipcase, is also available. It includes a signed print of a new illustration made by the author to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death in 1321 of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy’s greatest writers and creator of The Divine Comedy.

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages
Author: Anonim
Release: 2006-06-01
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780313021930
Language: en
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