Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Codex Seraphinianus

Said to be the strangest book ever made was originally published in Italy in 1981. Created by artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini between 1976 and 1978, the book is 360 pages long and written in a unique alphabet that's mostly unreadable. It is in essence an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, the artworks of which are abstract and highly colourful. It contains numerous illustrations of the florafauna, anatomies, fashions, and foods of the artist's imaginary world. Here's why it is such a strange book:

Personally, as much as the illustrations are beautiful they are spooky. Which means it is my kind of book and I just have to get a copy. If only I were rich...

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