Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafina
Deluxe Signed Limited Edition, 263 of 600
Mint Condition – Still in the Publisher’s Shrinkwrap
This is the deluxe signed limited edition of Luigi Serafina’s critically acclaimed “Codex Seraphinianus” published by Rizzoli, New York in 2013 with a limitation of 600 this being number 263 that also includes a signed limited edition postercard (38 of 150) entitled “Ta Roc”. From the publisher, “"An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever."
Measuring approximately 15.75" x 10.75", the signed hardcover book and signed postercard are housed in a red cloth clamshell box which is contained within the original publisher’s shrinkwrapped cardboard box.
Photographs of the actual shrinkwrapped package along with stock photographs of an unsigned postercard (the one that accompanies the book is signed and numbered) as well as several illustrations from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.