Codex Seraphinianus XXXIII

La description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Luigi Serafini
Format
Hardback | 416 pages
Dimensions
229 x 330 x 46mm | 2,341g
Publication date
27 Nov 2013
Publisher
Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Multilingual edition, New edition
Edition statement
Multilingual, New, Updated
Illustrations note
400 Colour Diagrams
ISBN10
0847842134
ISBN13
9780847842131
Bestsellers rank
27,767