Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Luigi Serafini
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2013-10-29
File : 396 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780847842131


Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Luigi Serafini
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2013-09-20
File : 396 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780847843091


Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Luigi Serafini
Publisher : Random House Value Pub
Release : 1985-02-01
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 0517475146


Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition

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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.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Luigi Serafini
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2016-10-18
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780847858309


Asemic

Asemic

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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.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author by : Peter Schwenger
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2019-12-31
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781452961071


Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by :
Publisher :
Release : 2015-12-11
File : 276 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1626542163


The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : E. B. Hudspeth
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release : 2013-05-21
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781594746246


The Happy Mutant Handbook

The Happy Mutant Handbook

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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.)

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 1995
File : 205 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1573225029


Sacred Decay The Art Of Lauren Marx

Sacred Decay The Art Of Lauren Marx

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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!

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Genre : Art
Author by :
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2021-05-04
File : 136 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781506716398


Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript

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Genre :
Author by : STEPHEN SKINNER ZANDBERGEN (DR RAFAL T PRINKE AND DR RENE.)
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Release : 2017
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 1525259342