Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Codex Seraphinianus on Flickr...

If you haven't seen Luigi Serafini's Codex Seraphinianus before, I heartily recommend stomping over to this 230-photo Flickr set and checking it out.

It's now reasonably well-known that the book's strange page-numbering system has been cracked (it's a funny kind of base-21 counting, with various unlucky numbers removed), but the text itself remains enigmatic. Ivan Derzhanski has posted some observations here, but I think it's fair to say nobody yet has the foggiest idea how to go about trying to read it. Oh well!

Incidentally, there's even a ballet based on it!

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