CODEX SERAPHINIUS

The Codex Seraphinius, originally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, architect, and industrial designer Luigi Serafini.  Reminiscent of medieval, mysterious works like the Voynich Manuscript, the Codex is written in an undecipherable language of Serafini's own design.  The illustrations show familiar objects and animals interacting and morphing according to some sort of dream logic.  Although it can be enjoyed according to the pleasant surreality of the images, there are more complex questions that can be pondered.  What does it all mean?  What is truth, and does ours look just as fantastical to other worlds?

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