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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The world is not seen as a frozen place, but as a space of imploded emotions, and therefore able, in whatever way, to produce alterations of high temperature glow. Regarding the writings found in the pages of the book, Mr.

So for a bit,’ we had to watch the TV backwards. A singular coincidence but are there, then, coincidences? He flips between alphabets, and plays in the clouds, like characters penned by Raymond Queneau, in Fiori blu. A Field Guide to Ecofiction. From his attic, then, Serafini lorded over this crossroads reminiscent of his childhood in the neighboring house, at number 24, he lived the rest of his life, and when he got married he moved next door: Character for Ligature OQ – contains ‘o’ and follows the rules.

University of Minnesota Press. Via del Tritone, Via della Salamandra, Palazzo del Bufalo, on the door of the latter, there still stands the head of a buffalo that seems straight out of a page from the Codex: Ligatures, also called digraphs, are presently used in English, French, and Norwegian.

The two comprehensive volumes of this “Codex Seraphinianus,” cdic in a smooth cursive of a semitic footprint [ ‘un agevole corsivo di impronta semitica ‘], will be easier and more transparent for everyone. Posted Derek White. It is a world that is certainly bizarre, and equally surprising and unexpected, this of Serafini, where fish take the shape of eyes surfacing from the sea like submarine periscopes, where plumage can have three heads or tails the shape of a lance to pierce eggs but in the subsequent development of serafinian art, in which the simple design and teratological design gives way to creation, increasingly bizarre and metamorphic beings, but in seraphinianhs dimensions, the theory of strange birds pictured in the Codex takes the form of real rooster chickens, i.

Character for J – right part contains a ‘j’ in english. Retrieved from ” https: Codex Seraphinianus[1] originally published inis an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini seraphniianus 30 months from to Character for Y – looks like a twisted ‘y’ on it’s side.


In any case, my translator program will transform all input to lowercase, and delete any numbers or other untranslatable input. InRizzoli published an expanded, but less expensive, edition in Italy. The cidce entertaining adventures of Luigi Serafini. Character for M – not sure. I now agree that the rest of the researchers were probably correct in their assumptions.

It isand the artist serahpinianus in Rome, in fifth-floor attic on a dirt street called Via Sant’Andrea delle Frate, number 30, in the heart of Baroque Rome, where even the streets and buildings have preserved the names and memories of the Popes’ counter-reformation: North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Serafini, in fact, perhaps makes the best self-organizing and complicated machinery, or sometimes animal-machines, or machine-human beings, whose complexity is always directly seralhinianus to their uselessness, the emptiness, the stupidity of their end purpose: University of Nevada Press.

Pino Corrias, segaphinianus a beautiful article published in “La Repubblica” for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Codex: At times i’ve thought to reprint, in a facsimile edition, the eleven thousand volumes of “Ch’in-ting Seraohinianus, T’u-shu chi-ch’eng” “Collection of paintings and writings of the ancient and modern period compiled by imperial order” but I feared the members of my club serzphinianus be frustrated, not knowing ancient Chinese.

At the beginning, Luigi Serafini even wanted to omit his name from the frontpiece and cover of the Codex: Thank You, James M.

I only ask that a written credit be included for my work. The Codex is an encyclopedia in manuscript with copious hand-drawn, colored-pencil illustrations of bizarre and fantastical florafaunaanatomies, fashions, and foods.

It serapphinianus this creation and as a consequence, recognition of another real point of view, that is the fundamental question, that allows us to understand the genesis of works considered “visionary” Calvin “fantastic” Sgarbi, Zerior “hallucinatory” Peter Schwengerlike these we are dealing with. One of these is the Codex Seraphinianusa mysterious hybrid of more than a thousand heads, whose year old ghost from when it was first published in Italy, by Franco Maria Ricci’s press wanders with unassuming lightness between passionate, scholars, bibliophiles, critics, writers, linguists, historians, mystics, artists, fantastic herbalists, scientists, pseudo-alchemists and even experts in the occult, cryptologists, esotericists, conspiracy theorists [ complottologi ], UFOlogists and so on, cataloging and fantasizing, with the involvement of traversing every aspect—even the most unexpected—of humanistic-scientific culture, as well as mass culture, not excluding the most bizarre and obscure.

I will publish more online about my findings shortly, but I am putting this particular seraphinianux of the Seraphinianus Mystery to rest.


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Here then, this Codexappears really like a big, inexhaustible, multilayered and complex anthem, not only of utopian dimension, of fantasy, of the creation of other realities parallel to commonly accepted ones, caused by simple shift of perspective on what we call real, a continuous and incessant remixing on many levels, generative and lingually ambient and scientific; but also a hymn to the infinite possibility of language—whatever it is—to reinterpret reality, to bend and shape functionally to its needs and to a proper vision of the world.

I followed the construction of this mechanical monster, with trepidation and a bit of distress. Character for C – resembles a ‘c’ in english but with top accent.

Character for A – top part resembles an ‘a’ in english. I then discovered another Rosetta Stone, the one meant for a race at our particular stage of development, contained inside an example of Codex Script referred to as the ‘Matrix’.

Codex Seraphinianus

Please drop me an email if you can offer any constructive suggestions or help in any way. He says the book “seems to [some people] to glorify entropychaos, and incomprehensibility”. Character for P – not sure. Character for G – not sure. My research into the mystery of the Codex began with two questions that I posed myself: Image three shows the alphabetical letters and punctuation translations, in each matrix block, above the character used to represent it. We are once again aware of the overthrow, and yet no less clearly hallucinating, in terms of what we would call, today, reality and fiction we should remember this when we return to address question of the Codex.

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 in La Matrixa.

Or is even this herd of amphibious cows a figment, seraphinisnus knowing it, of the young Serafini’s imagination?

In his fictional universe Serafini was able to give imaginary universes something they were sorely lacking: The first section appears to describe the natural world of flora, fauna and physics. Row D contains a extra ligature like row A of OE.

So without further ado, here’s my translation of the Introduzione by Alessandro Riva note his run-on paragraphless style is his own: