Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Edition

Author: Luigi Serafini
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847843091
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Thirty-three years on from its original publication in Italy, this extraordinary encyclopedia of an imaginary world created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini already has a cult following eager to see a new edition. Out of print for many years it commands high prices in the used book market so this new edition will feed the demand as well as attract new fans. It is sure to appeal to audiences interested in the works of artists such as MC Escher, Hieronymus Bosch, and Dali.

Codex Seraphinianus Thirty Three

Author: Luigi Serafini
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847842131
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Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.

Codex Seraphinianus

Author: Luigi Serafini
Editor:
ISBN: 9780896594289
Size: 12,19 MB
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Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition

Author: Luigi Serafini
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847858309
Size: 20,69 MB
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From the intriguing mind behind Codex Seraphinianus comes this beautifully illustrated tribute to the famed Neapolitan character Pulcinella (or "Punch" as he is referred to in English). Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana contains over one hundred extraordinary graphite illustrations with scarlet accents, some of which are depicted in comic-strip style. Conceived as a musical Suite, it is divided into nine scenes with an intermission. It features the oddly surreal and globally recognized character, whose origins have been lost in the mists of the time. An ancestor of Pulcinella was certainly Maccus, the protagonist of the Atellanae Fabulae, very popular farces in ancient Rome, but it was in the early seventeenth-century that the character assumed the name and costume that we all know. Distinguished by a long nose and typically dressed in white with a black mask, Pulcinella is often depicted in various kinds of misadventures and singing about love, hunger, and money. As he famously did in the Codex, Luigi Serafini, has created Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana in a unique language all its own, and has filled it with fascinating and mysterious illustrations that will no doubt prompt devotees to obsessively try to decipher the artist's intention. Written by Serafini's imaginative coauthor and alter ego "P. Cetrulo," who represents Pulcinella himself, the book artfully presents the struggles of a rebellious antihero who must come to grips with the challenges of everyday life. Originally, a book about Pulcinella and his world appeared in 1984, after Serafini's involvement with the 1982 Carnival of Venice, the first revival of the famous festivity after two centuries of silence. Now more than three decades later, this new edition has been extensively revised and includes a new afterword by the author. Like its predecessor, the original edition became immensely sought after and highly valuable, fetching more than one thousand dollars if book collectors were lucky enough to get their hands on a copy. All fans of Serafini's work will treasure this volume. Rizzoli will also publish a deluxe limited edition with a signed and numbered print.

The Essential Codex Mendoza

Author: Frances Berdan
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520204546
Size: 20,51 MB
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Consists of v. 2 and 4 of Berdan and Anawalt's The Codex Mendoza (4 v. -- Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992).

Codex Vaticanus No 3773 Codex Vaticanus B

Author: Eduard Seler
Editor:
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A Book Of Surrealist Games

Author: Alastair Brotchie
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570620843
Size: 20,61 MB
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Presents a collection of word and image games developed by surrealists.

Codex Bodley

Author: Maarten Evert Reinoud Gerard Nicolaas Jansen
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ISBN: 9781851240951
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The Codex Bodley has long been recognized as one of the most important Mixtec manuscripts. Painted shortly before the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (1521), in the Mixtec region (state of Oaxaca), it is an excellent example of native Mixtec pictorial historiography in all its complexity. Because of its detailed information on genealogical relationships and dated events, it is a fundamental source for the study of precolonial Mixtec writing and history, from approximately 900 AD till the Spanish conquest (1521).For the first time, the entire manuscript is reproduced in a handy, single volume format. The commentary, based on many years of research on this manuscript and related documents, both in archives and in the Mixtec region itself, makes it possible to read the figurative paintings as a narrative text. Beginning with the history of the manuscript the author then discusses the main characteristics of Mixtec pictography before turning to the narrative of the manuscript, in a page-by-page explanatory reading of the pictograms and their significance. Highly illustrated, this is an essential text for all readers with an interest in pre-colonial Mexican history, art, and culture.

The Book Of Miracles

Author: Till-Holger Borchert
Editor: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836564144
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The End Was Nigh Awesome apocalyptic visions of the 16th century The Book of Miracles first surfaced only a few years ago and is one of the most spectacular discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The near-complete illustrated manuscript, created in Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages of large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor, depicting wondrous and often eerie phenomena. The mesmerizing images deal with both biblical and folkloric tales, depicting stories from the Old Testament and Book of Revelation as well as events that took place in the immediate present of the manuscript's author. From shooting stars to swarms of locusts, terrifying monsters to fatal floods, page after page hypnotizes with visions alternately dreadful, spectacular, and even apocalyptic. This volume presents the revelatory Book of Miracles in a new, compact format, making this extraordinary document accessible to everyone. It comes with a transcript of the manuscript text and a thorough introduction to the cultural and historical context of this unique Renaissance work. Text in English, French, and German

The Voynich Manuscript

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Editor: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781786780775
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The Voynich Manuscript is an extensively illustrated codex featuring cosmological and astrological diagrams interwoven with detailed herbal illustration, relating both to the magical and alchemic view of the universe. It is written in a strangely beautiful cryptographic script.