Encyclopedia of Another World

Codex Seraphinianus

I recently came across one of the oddest books I’ve ever seen -

In the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer Luigi Serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 month to complete that masterpiece that many might call “the strangest book on earth”. Codex Seraphinianus is divided to 11 chapters and two parts – first one is about nature and the second one is about people.take a look at some pages (click on image to see a bigger version)
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phat a?


update related links
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Seraphinianus - article in wikipedia
inde.ru/tmp/Codex_Seraphinianus.pdf - the entire book in pdf (50mb)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_Manuscript - Voynich Manuscript
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlön%2C_Uqbar%2C_Orbis_Tertius - “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” – and article of same kind, that was written by Jorge Luis Borges in the early 20 centure
grapefruitopia.com/seraphinianus - a site were the talk a lot about the book
cr.cx/seraphinianus/codex - a site where they tell you who codex’ alphabet was decrypted
math.bas.bg/~iad/serafin.html - bolgarian linguist ivan derzhanskiy about decoding text and numbers
spamula.net/blog - a blog where tons of other art material, i found it when i was looking for info about the book. they have tons of interesting art things there
imdb.com/title/tt0070544 - franch animation film La Planète sauvage, it has many similarities
flickr.com/photos/3e/sets/72157600089509882 - flickr set, with entire Voynich Manuscript
horg.com/chasm installation project dedicated to this book (burning man 2004)
liberonweb.com/asp/libro.asp?ISBN=8817013897 - an italian site that sells this book for reasonable money