Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The parallel world

The parallel world (45 images from the Codex Seraphinianus)

The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by the Italian architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978. The book is approximately 360 pages long (depending on edition), and appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an incomprehensible (at least for us) alphabetic writing.

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fail said...

Yes, the Codex Seraphinianus is a marvelous book and there's tons of stuff online about it. I used to have a copy but it's currently in someone else's custody. Copies can usually be found for a few hundred quid - there's a copy on Amazon now for £280.00.

John M. said...

Yes, I see now. Thanks for that. I had the wrong spelling.