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ITEM#: 15404286

Luigi Serafini is an architect, ceramist, glazier, painter, sculptor, designer, opera director, set designer, and critic who works in Italy and abroad. In 2007, the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan dedicated a successfulmostra ontological (ontological exhibition) to him. He has illustrated works by Franz Kafka and Michael Ende.
An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since theCodex 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, theCodex 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, theCodex 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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ISBN 9780847842131
Genre ART / Individual Artists / Artists� Books
Publisher Date 2013-10-29 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rizzoli Intl Pubns
Copyright Year 2013
Height 13.75 in
Wdth 9.25 in
Thickness 1.75 in
Unit weight 5.15 lb
Edition Detail New, Multilingual, Updated
Audience General/trade
Authors Serafini, Luigi
Country of Origin United States

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