Monday, September 13, 2010

The Codex Seraphinianus

The Codex Seraphinianus is one of my favorite books of all time.  It's written and illustrated by the Italian architect Luigi Seraphini in an alien language on a hypothetical/parallel/unknown/bizarre world.  It has eleven chapters, each devoted to a different element in this world... including physics, chemistry, mineralogy, geography, botany, zoology, sociology, linguistics, technology, architecture, sports, clothing, etc.  each accompanied with magnificently detailed and coloured images.  This book is very very rare and expensive to own, however it is possible to download on the internet of you have the right resources.

Cover of The Codex

Example of Codex Script

Physics and Chemistry


Machines and Vehicles



One of many Bizarre Fusions

"Human" Life

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