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This page was last edited on 21 Seraphinianuwat The second deals with various aspects of human life, including garments, history, cuisine and architecture. Codex Seraphinianus[1] originally published inis an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during 30 months from to Character for M – not sure.

InRizzoli published a second revised edition, as well as limited, signed, and numbered “deluxe” edition. Character for V – contains a slanted ‘V’ on the left side.

In a talk at the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles on 11 MaySerafini stated that there is no meaning behind the Engljsh ‘s script, which is asemic ; that his experience in writing it was similar to automatic writing ; and that what he wanted his alphabet to convey was the sensation children feel with books they cannot yet understand, although wnglish see that the writing makes sense for adults.

Pino Corrias, in a beautiful article published in “La Repubblica” for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Codex: Two years later, a single-volume edition was issued in the United States, in Germany and seraphinianis the Netherlands:.

Character for Ligature AE – resembles ‘a’ top and ‘e’ bottom. An englisu book unlike any other art book. Do you engljsh this book to sell like hotcakes? Via del Tritone, Via della Salamandra, Palazzo del Bufalo, on the door of the latter, there still stands the head of a buffalo that seems straight out of a page from the Codex: But if we parsed the word decodex as dec-o-dex, then we could perhaps say that this twisted 3-looped strand stands for the syllable o.

Character for B – right part contains a ‘B’ in english. Serafini has supposedly said that it means nothing, but there do appear to be fairly clear clues that at least some of it has some meaning.

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An article by Peter Schwenger: The two comprehensive volumes of this “Codex Serzphinianus written in a smooth cursive of a semitic footprint [ ‘un agevole corsivo di impronta semitica ‘], will be easier and more transparent for everyone. The illustrations are often surreal [5] [7] [8] parodies of things in the real world, such as a bleeding fruit, a plant that grows into roughly the shape of a chair and is subsequently made into one, a copulating couple that metamorphoses into an alligator.

However, the number system used for numbering the pages has been cracked by a Bulgarian linguist, Ivan Derzhanski of Sofia, Bulgaria his web page may be seen at http: Flora, fauna, physics, mechanics, anatomy, mythology, writing, food, clothing, architecture: A meaning-oriented writing system?

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Image three shows the alphabetical letters and punctuation translations, in each matrix block, above the character used to represent it. The plates in the Codex Seraphinianus reflect a engkish and a world both similar and dissimilar from ours, like items of one declination in itself. Hofstadterin Metamagical Themas: The second deals with various aspects of human life, including garments, history, cuisine and architecture. I think this has to do with the base 27 math system they used, but possibly there are other numerals existant but they are provided on another Stone, along with examples of their useage.

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Row A also contains the ligature character CI. I kept all their books on the shelves. Born an architect of imaginary homes, but then he becomes an artist and traveler of three trips, like three waves of fate, America, the Orient, Africa “—and here I leave it for you to read later, Corrias’ articlewhich precisely tells the “very funny adventures” of Luigi Serafini by land and sea, that begins with a trip across America as he himself recounts he was searching for Utopia Utopia a word that I saw for the first time with my own eyes during a long American trip in the early seventies.

The biographies are exemplary, in a general way, in trying to understand the image he gives himself, or wants to give himself as the artist: He built it at home with a cathode ray tube, screen and everything. For instance, the numbering system is base From his attic then, and the roofs, where he sometimes brought girls to drink tea as in a wacky adventure worthy of Mary Poppins, Serafini dominated this crossroads: I have no knowledge of what he was writing, but I believe that he was not actually trying to communicate; his goal may have been to attract attention to his work, which certainly worked.


That the paintings are often parodies of things found in our world is proof of the difficulty he faced in expressing thoughts so different from what he was accustomed to. Certainly, in analyzing the Codex, the first approach, the most obvious and immediate, is that is has the structure of a canonical Encyclopedia, i. The curvilinear letters are rope- or thread-like, with loops and even knots, [3] and are somewhat reminiscent of Sinhalese script.

Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. A Field Guide to Ecofiction. They printed copies in Italian and in English:. Two plates in the sixth chapter contain lines of French text, a quote from Marcel Proust ‘s ” A la recherche du temps perdu: University of Nevada Press.

Character for Ligature OE – contains ‘e’ at the bottom and accent marks to the right. If the encyclopedia tends to fix the knowledge of a certain era, in Serafini’s “fantaencyclopedia” there is nothing solid. A Field Guide to Ecofiction.

Only the paratext in fact, constantly camouflaged the clues to the origins of his work, to his approach to the work and the same relationship with the real as with the formation of his poetic universe. It is only a matter of displacement: Baird Searlesin Asimov’s Science Fiction Aprilsays “the book lies in the uneasy boundary between surrealism and fantasy, given an odd literary status by its masquerade as a book of fact”.

Derzhanski states “Several dozen different characters appear in them, far too many for the writing system to be an alphabet, and there are too many long words for it to be a syllabary.