Codex Seraphinianus Book
Score: 5
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Codex Seraphinianus


  • Author : Luigi Serafini
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-09-20
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847843091

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Codex Seraphinianus Excerpt :

An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Deluxe numbered, limited edition of 600 w/signed card. 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.

Codex Seraphinianus Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Codex Seraphinianus


  • Author : Luigi Serafini
  • Publisher : Random House Value Pub
  • Release Date : 1985-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0517475146

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Voynich Manuscript Book

Voynich Manuscript


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-12-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1626542163

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Voynich Manuscript Excerpt :

A facsimile of an object of unknown authorship that has been the source of study and speculation for centuries and remains undecipherable to this day.

The Resurrectionist Book
Score: 3
From 51 Ratings

The Resurrectionist


  • Author : E. B. Hudspeth
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594746246

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An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman. Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

Histoires Naturelles Book

Histoires Naturelles


  • Author : Jules Renard
  • Publisher : Alma Classics
  • Release Date : 2017-06-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1847497055

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Histoires Naturelles Excerpt :

A delightful variation on the long tradition of bestiary writing, Jules Renard's short verse and prose poems have captured the imagination of readers and artists since they were originally written in 1894, with Ravel famously setting five of them to music. Presented in a new version by acclaimed translator Richard Stokes, this sumptuously produced volume will captivate and enchant new generations of readers the world over.

Parallel Botany Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Parallel Botany


  • Author : Leo Lionni
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Botany
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000121537017

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Parallel Botany Excerpt :

"Leo Lionni here presents ... [an] imaginary plant kingdom .. Lionni marshals all the facts, all the fabulous lore and scholarship surrounding parallel plants ... And, too, he provides his own elegant, detailed, and scientifically accurate drawings of each nonexistent plant species"--Cover.

Asemic Book

Asemic


  • Author : Peter Schwenger
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452961071

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The first critical study of writing without language In recent years, asemic writing—writing without language—has exploded in popularity, with anthologies, a large-scale art exhibition, and flourishing interest on sites like tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yet this burgeoning, fascinating field has never received a dedicated critical study. Asemic fills that gap, proposing new ways of rethinking the nature of writing. Pioneered in the work of creators such as Henri Michaux, Roland Barthes, and Cy Twombly, asemic writing consolidated as a movement in the 1990s. Author Peter Schwenger first covers these “asemic ancestors” before moving to current practitioners such as Michael Jacobson, Rosaire Appel, and Christopher Skinner, exploring how asemic writing has evolved and gained importance in the contemporary era. Asemic includes intriguing revelations about the relation of asemic writing to Chinese characters, the possibility of asemic writing in nature, and explanations of how we can read without language. Written in a lively style, this book will engage scholars of contemporary art and literary theory, as well as anyone interested in what writing was and what it is now in the process of becoming.

VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT Book

VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT


  • Author : STEPHEN SKINNER ZANDBERGEN (DR RAFAL T PRINKE AND DR RENE.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1525259342

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Sacred Decay  The Art of Lauren Marx Book

Sacred Decay The Art of Lauren Marx


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506716381

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Sacred Decay The Art of Lauren Marx Excerpt :

Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx. With an impressive eye for detail, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life - or death - with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth and destruction. Celebrated artist Lauren Marx's first collection highlights work from her latest gallery show and more, with over 120 pages of full-color art. Don't miss this stunning hardcover!

The Codex Borgia Book

The Codex Borgia


  • Author : Gisele Díaz
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1993-06-22
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486275697

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First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.

The Happy Mutant Handbook Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Happy Mutant Handbook


  • Author : Mark Frauenfelder
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 1573225029

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The Happy Mutant Handbook Excerpt :

Dear Brain Owner: Are you sick of the packaged reality THEY keep trying to sell you? You know: bad TV, hideousmagazines, clueless computer technology, and lame attempts at "leisure activities?" It's enough to makeyou build your own rocket so you can find a solar system that doesn't suck so bad. Guess what? You don't have to travel to the other end of the Milky Way to have a good time.The Happy Mutant Handbook , edited by Mark Frauenfelder, Carla Sinclair, GarethBranwyn, and Will Kreth, shows you how to peel away the drab layers of normality and start having funright here on Earth! Learn how to Joyride the Information Superhighway! Start your own radio or TV station! Pullamazing pranks and befuddle the normals! Go on urban safari! Make a robot buddy! You'll also find outabout the toys and cool tools you can use to make it happen. Why let a bunch of brain-dead marketing drones decide how you're going to live your life? You cando it yourself! After you buy The Happy Mutant Handbook, that is. (Oh yeah -- and we'll show you how to build your own rocket, too -- just in case.)

Jim Henson s Labyrinth  The Novelization Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Jim Henson s Labyrinth The Novelization


  • Author : Jim Henson
  • Publisher : BOOM! Studios
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613982709

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Jim Henson s Labyrinth The Novelization Excerpt :

Features unpublished goblin illustrations by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud and an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with 50 never-before-seen pages from his personal journal, detailing the initial conception of his ideas for LABYRINTH.

Codex Seraphinianus Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Codex Seraphinianus


  • Author : Luigi Serafini
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847842131

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Codex Seraphinianus Excerpt :

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. A special limited and numbered deluxe edition that includes a signed print is also available.

The Last Novel Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Last Novel


  • Author : David Markson
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458758033

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The Last Novel Excerpt :

Just when one had started mourning the demise of avant-garde and postmodern fiction . . . here comes David Markson's latest 'novel' which is anything but a novel in any conventional sense of the term. Yet it manages to keep us enthralled . . . and even moved to tears at the end. And what a thrill it is to witness the performance, a real tour de force.''