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In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the Codex Seraphinianus. The Codex is unlike other historically well-known strange books (such as the Voynich Manuscript), in that the author of the book is not only known (Luigi Serafini is his name), he’s still alive.

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The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites

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Codex Seraphinianus

"Crocoitus" - motyw z fenomenalnego ćwiczenia wyobraźni i dla wyobraźni pod tytułem CODEX SERAPHINIANUS autorstwa Luigiego Serafiniego. Pół godziny dziennie z tymi ilustracjami to świetny estetyczno-intelektualny odpowiednik jogi.

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Codex Seraphinianus, Bizarre And Beautiful Art From An Alien World

In an attempt to remind readers what language appears as to those incapable of understanding it, Codex Seraphinianus has baffled critics for decades.

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Page from Codex Seraphinianus from the late 1970s by Italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer Luigi Serafini

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Le Codex Seraphinianus est l’un des plus mystérieux livres au monde… et il est indéchiffré à ce jour

Le Codex Seraphinianus est un livre mystérieux écrit dans une langue imaginaire par Luigi Serafini vers la fin des années 1970. Cet ouvrage intrigant est une encyclopédie fantastique composée de onze chapitres qui traite de la nature, des hommes, des m...

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Some otherwordly illustrations taken from Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, a fantastical encyclopedia of the unknown completed between 1976-1978, and published in an extremely limited edition in 1981. This is a really incredible book! Too bad it's OOP.

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* Codex Seraphinianus (1981) "encyclopédie d'un monde imaginaire" œuvre de Luigi Serafini, architecte, peintre et designer industrielCodex Seraphinianus, originally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, architect, and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978.[1] The book is approximately 360 pages long (depending on edition), and written in a strange, generally unintelligible alphabet.

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Codex Seraphinianus, A Surreal Encyclopedia of an Imaginary World

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