Codex Seraphinianus: The Book No One Can Read

Codex SeraphinianusCodex Seraphinianus volume, first published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of imaginary worlds created by the Italian artist, architect, and industrial designer Luigi Serafini.

The book has about 360 pages and is written in a coded alphabet of an imaginary language.

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On the internet, it can be purchased for amounts varying between 300 and 1,000 dollars, depending on the edition.

Over the years, there have been several attempts to translate the book, but without success.

The pictures appear to have been drawn with crayons. Content seems to be organized into categories in two sections and 11 chapters.

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The first part appears to describe the nature, specifically issues related to fauna, flora and natural, while the second deals with things pertaining to human life: clothing, history, cuisine, architecture, and so on.

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