Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Edition

Author: Luigi Serafini
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847843091
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana

Author: Luigi Serafini
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847849642
Format: PDF
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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."

Breverton s Phantasmagoria

Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623652359
Format: PDF, Docs
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From dragons and wyverns to vampires, werewolves and mischievous gremlins, pixies and fairies, Breverton's Phantasmagoria is a unique compendium of over 250 mythical animals. Prepare to revisit familiar myths, such as vampires, werewolves and the Loch Ness Monster, the Minotaur and Medusa from Greek legend, and Biblical beasts such as Behemoth and Leviathan. Discover new mysterious animals like the giant serpents of Central America, the lethal Mongolian death worm, and the Ennedi tiger in Africa, and investigate the evidence for sightings of Bigfoot and the reclusive Yeti. Packed with quirky line illustrations and a wealth of weird and wonderful information, Breverton's Phantasmagoria surveys the globe to uncover over 250 imaginary creatures passed down from generation to generation.

Art Forms in Nature

Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155323
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white.

Albinus on Anatomy

Author: Robert Beverly Hale
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318869
Format: PDF, Kindle
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All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings, containing over 230 individual illustrations, of the muscles and bones of the human body are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives.

The Voynich Manuscript

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Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781786780775
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

People Like Us

Author: Amanda Renshaw
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786270818
Format: PDF
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What is it that makes us human? There are more than seven billion of us on the planet and we come in all different shapes and sizes, are born in different cultures and to different parents, but fundamentally we are the same. People Like Us provides a tongue-in-cheek investigation of the human race that might serve as a guide to earthlings for an imaginary alien visiting our planet for the first time. Amusing and entertaining, it documents the things we do; the things that make us human. This book is the culmination of more than 25 years of human observation. An inveterate people watcher and devotee of Honoré Balzac, Sasha Gusov's career has has taken him to over 40 countries where he has devoted his spare time to casting his keen and playful eye on the quirks that make us human.

The Resurrectionist

Author: E. B. Hudspeth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594746161
Format: PDF
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A famous doctor in 1870s Philadelphia traces his story from his youth as the son of a grave robber through his mysterious disappearance at the end of his life, marked by his investigation into an unconventional hypothesis about mythological beasts being the evolutionary ancestors of the human race.

Abstract Comics

Author: Andrei Molotiu
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Collects comic stories that feature abstract art from R. Crumb, Victor Moscoso, Bill Shut, Gary Panter, and other artists.