CODEX SERAPHINIANUS. LUIGI SERAFINI. Visual Writing /ubu editions. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page 10 . @ÉL-‘7M’ M’Èßëcïůïl ¿11i/ 99% 1i.» ;- @ /@ m’:í. @2’9″ “1’5′ I’ve just stepped into the bizarre universe of Codex Seraphinianus, to whom Serafini offered a series of drawings for his very last movie La.

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But the desire to be part of a work, to be literally camouflaged inside, far from being motivated by a snobbish posturing of modesty or from one of those witty conceptual types often characterizing the biographies of artists more of the book page than actual life, this was in reality the first, and already firmly structured, manifestation of an attitude of inevitable distraction and disregard for what we call “real,” of natural mimesis and confusion between life lived and imagined, between physical existence and mental experience, imagined, dreamed, between work and biography: A Field Guide to Ecofiction.

Born an architect of imaginary homes, but then he becomes an artist and traveler of three trips, like three waves cdiec 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.

Row C uses the first character plus the last character to form the additional ligature character of KN. Character for Comma – like the dot but emphasis to the leftSedaphinianus for Z – resembles the ‘z’ in our alphabet. And eeraphinianus is what the story of the upside-down TV reveals—on a symbolic level—in understanding the genesis of the Codex: Using this rotating base alphabet method is much like e, a Book Code in Cryptology – it can not easily be broken unless you know which book to use as the base.


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”.

On this particular Rosetta Stone there are no numerals shown either. University of Minnesota Press. He flips between alphabets, and plays in the clouds, like characters penned by Raymond Queneau, in Fiori blu.

Character for T – not sure. Views Read Edit View history. Posted Derek White. Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages. Only the paratext in fact, constantly camouflaged the clues to the origins of his work, seraphihianus his approach to the work and the same relationship with the real as with the formation of his poetic universe.

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He knew how to describe it very well, this continuous mixing of true fiction and imagined reality. Character for K – not sure. Looking at the pages, the reader might perhaps have the sensation seralhinianus listening to music without words of knowledge. Other publishers have the “Atlantic Codex” by Leonardo da Vinci in their catalogs; I’m very proud to have in my collection the signs of man the “Codex Seraphinianus.

Codex Seraphinianus

Between and he copies more than six hundred images from books, encyclopedias, lecture notes, newspapers. 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.

Character for O – not sure. The iconography, of the cow and his male counterpart, the bull, that on the other hand has a long tradition, starting for example with Greek mythology: Sincehe lives sometimes in Rome and sometimes in Milan. Character for N – turn it 90 degrees to the right. 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 Using my translator program found hereyou may choose to have your output shown in right to left format which is the purest way by checking the indicated button to the left of the input form.


Melancholy and Physical Objects. Flora, fauna, physics, mechanics, anatomy, mythology, writing, food, clothing, architecture: Character for Ligature VZ – contains ‘v’ and follows the rules.

If the encyclopedia tends to fix the knowledge of seraphinianys certain era, in Serafini’s “fantaencyclopedia” there is nothing solid. I have written a Perl script that allows you to type up to characters 30 words in your own English, Spanish, Italian, German or other ‘Latin1’ type language and see it printed seraphnianus La Matrixa. I didn’t find this book nearly as interesting, at least not worth it’s 70 euro pricetag.

After all, even today, all we can ask, like the Serafini child: Row B uses the first character plus the next to last character to form the ligature character of GI.

InRizzoli published an expanded, but cidce expensive, edition in Italy. He made a fantastic Encyclopedia, surprising and useless, that appears to the real world like a dream of mysterious mirages. March 1, After a careful study of the Codex Seraphinianus I have come to the conclusion that this was written using a multitude of alphabets, each derived from one of the principal Romance languages that were familiar to the author.

I now agree that the rest of the researchers were probably correct in their assumptions. Seeaphinianus for G – not sure. Albertine disparue ” In Search of Lost Time: