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Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus
A Book

by Luigi Serafini

  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 2013-09-20
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 0847843092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Codex Seraphinianus
40th Anniversary Edition

by Luigi Serafini

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780847871049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of its original publication, this special edition of the beloved, best-selling cult classic features a new design, new cover illustration, and 15 never-before-seen drawings. Featuring a handsome new package redesigned by the author himself, this edition is a must-have for fans and collectors of Luigi Serafini's art. First published in 1981 in Milan by F.M. Ricci, the book has been hailed as one of the most unusual yet beautiful art books ever made. A visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language, it 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, it has now fascinated and enchanted two generations. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact, blurring the line between art book and art object. This edition presents it in a new, unparalleled light complete with 15 new illustrations by the author. With the advent of new forms of communication, continuous streams of information, and social media, the Codex is more relevant and timely than ever. A limited numbered deluxe edition, bound in real cloth and presented in a handsome slipcase, is also available. It includes a signed print of a new illustration made by the author to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death in 1321 of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy's greatest writers and creator of The Divine Comedy.

Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Ed

Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Ed
40th Anniversary Edition

by Luigi Serafini

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9780847871063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006-06-01
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0313021937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition
A Book

by Luigi Serafini

  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 2016-10-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780847858309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Undeciphered Writing Systems

Undeciphered Writing Systems
Linear A, Voynich Manuscript, Rongorongo, Codex Seraphinianus, Phaistos Disc, Old European Script, Singapore Stone, Quip

by Source Wikipedia

  • Publisher : University-Press.org
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781230590189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 61. Chapters: Linear A, Voynich manuscript, Rongorongo, Codex Seraphinianus, Phaistos Disc, Old European script, Singapore Stone, Quipu, Cascajal Block, Indus script, Phaistos Disc decipherment claims, Rohonc Codex, Byblos syllabary, Jurchen script, Khitan scripts, Proto-Sinaitic alphabet, Proto-Elamite, Liber Linteus, T rt ria tablets, Southwest Paleohispanic script, Isthmian script, Cypro-Minoan syllabary, Cretan hieroglyphs, Basarabi Cave Complex, The Starving of Saqqara, McClelland Sherd, Dispilio Tablet, Linear Elamite, Gradeshnitsa tablets, Kaymajarvi Inscriptions, Youra Potsherds, Banpo symbols, Jiahu symbols. Excerpt: Rongorongo (; Rapa Nui: ) is a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island that appears to be writing or proto-writing. It cannot be read despite numerous attempts at decipherment. Although some calendrical and what might prove to be genealogical information has been identified, not even these glyphs can actually be read. If rongorongo does prove to be writing, it could be one of as few as three or four independent inventions of writing in human history. Two dozen wooden objects bearing rongorongo inscriptions, some heavily weathered, burned, or otherwise damaged, were collected in the late 19th century and are now scattered in museums and private collections. None remain on Easter Island. The objects are mostly tablets shaped from irregular pieces of wood, sometimes driftwood, but include a chieftain's staff, a bird-man statuette, and two reimiro ornaments. There are also a few petroglyphs which may include short rongorongo inscriptions. Oral history suggests that only a small elite was ever literate and that the tablets were sacred. Authentic rongorongo texts are written in alternating directions, a system called reverse boustrophedon. In a third of the tablets, the lines of text...

Lost Classics

Lost Classics
Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission

by Michael Ondaatje,Michael Redhill,Esta Spalding,Linda Spalding

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-03-30
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307781151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Anchor Books Original Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission. Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, “being lovers of books, we’ve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory.” Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages of Lost Classics. Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara’s Bringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous Doctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene–the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children’s book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding’s Pincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir’s account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles’s Othello, and much, much more.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
A Book

by Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton

  • Publisher : Cengage AU
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 0170386805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Introduction to Language introduces students to the fascinating study of human language. Engagingly and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. The International Phonetic Alphabet is represented by both HCE and MD versions, allowing lecturers to use whichever IPA system they prefer. The text is divided into four sections, and chapters take students through the nature of human language, the grammatical aspects and psychology of language, finishing with language and its relation to society. Chapters have also been reworked and revised to keep all syntax up-to-date and accurate. Popular features have been retained for this ninth edition including learning objectives and margin definitions in each chapter, along with summary tables inside the covers, assisting readers to learn core concepts and terminology. To supplement student learning, An Introduction to Language continues to offer the strongest resources package in the market, giving students access to CourseMate Express with interactive audio phonemes, as well as offering a new Test Bank for instructors.

Building Imaginary Worlds

Building Imaginary Worlds
The Theory and History of Subcreation

by Mark J.P. Wolf

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-14
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1136220801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

Fantastic Art

Fantastic Art
Danse Macabre, Symbolism, Richard Dadd, H. R. Giger, Codex Seraphinianus, Henry Darger, Austin Osman Spare, Jessicka, Roger Dean, Fanta

by Source Wikipedia

  • Publisher : University-Press.org
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9781230568706
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Danse Macabre, Symbolism, Richard Dadd, H. R. Giger, Codex Seraphinianus, Henry Darger, Austin Osman Spare, Jessicka, Roger Dean, Fantastic Planet, Danny Malboeuf, Chris Berens, Elizabeth McGrath, Paul Laffoley, Zdzis aw Beksi ski, Ernst Fuchs, Jeremy Caniglia, Visionary art, Joe Coleman, De Es Schwertberger, Mark Ryden, Peter Birkhauser, KRK Ryden, Antonio Roybal, Daniel Martin Diaz, Camille Rose Garcia, Alex Gross, Juxtapoz, Paul Whitehead, Calvin Maglinger, Peter Gric, Amanda Sage, Robert Venosa, Marion Peck, Brigid Marlin, Oleg A. Korolev, Fantastic Art Centre, Jophen Stein, Judson Huss, Miguel Tio, Society for Art of Imagination, Dark art, Kayla Komito.

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana

Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana
A Book

by Luigi Serafini

  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 2016-10-18
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780847849642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."

Perl & LWP

Perl & LWP
Fetching Web Pages, Parsing HTML, Writing Spiders & More

by Sean M. Burke

  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release : 2002-06-20
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780596552091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perl soared to popularity as a language for creating and managing web content, but with LWP (Library for WWW in Perl), Perl is equally adept at consuming information on the Web. LWP is a suite of modules for fetching and processing web pages.The Web is a vast data source that contains everything from stock prices to movie credits, and with LWP all that data is just a few lines of code away. Anything you do on the Web, whether it's buying or selling, reading or writing, uploading or downloading, news to e-commerce, can be controlled with Perl and LWP. You can automate Web-based purchase orders as easily as you can set up a program to download MP3 files from a web site.Perl & LWP covers: Understanding LWP and its design Fetching and analyzing URLs Extracting information from HTML using regular expressions and tokens Working with the structure of HTML documents using trees Setting and inspecting HTTP headers and response codes Managing cookies Accessing information that requires authentication Extracting links Cooperating with proxy caches Writing web spiders (also known as robots) in a safe fashion Perl & LWP includes many step-by-step examples that show how to apply the various techniques. Programs to extract information from the web sites of BBC News, Altavista, ABEBooks.com, and the Weather Underground, to name just a few, are explained in detail, so that you understand how and why they work.Perl programmers who want to automate and mine the web can pick up this book and be immediately productive. Written by a contributor to LWP, and with a foreword by one of LWP's creators, Perl & LWP is the authoritative guide to this powerful and popular toolkit.

Initiating Learning

Initiating Learning
A Book

by Bosse Bergstedt,Anna Herbert,Anja Kraus

  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 383097650X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learning processes are never at hand or evident. How we learn something is for the most part not visible for us and for others. Primarily, learning is carried out by implicit and unspoken attitudes and mindsets, as it is stimulated by more or less ungraspable former experiences. Furthermore, it is influenced by opaque actual happenings such as subtexts of a spoken text, by forms of bodily communication and interaction and by the material conditions of learning processes and their limitations. Thus, learning cannot be reduced to its visible side such as its tasks, to the conscious motives and to forms of controlling it. When looking at learning only as an explicit process, its taciturnity and, by this, the real challenges of educating, teaching and learning get out of sight. Therefore, the endeavor to initiate learning cannot but deal with its explicit as well with its tacit aspects.

Integrating the Visual Arts Across the Curriculum

Integrating the Visual Arts Across the Curriculum
An Elementary and Middle School Guide

by Julia Marshall

  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release : 2019-08-30
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0807761907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With lots of examples and color images, this resource is both a foundational text and a practical guidebook for bringing contemporary art into elementary and middle school classrooms as a way to make learning joyful and meaningful for all learners. Marshall shows how asking questions and posing problems spark curiosity and encourage learners to think deeply and make meaningful connections across the curriculum. At the center of this approach is creativity, with contemporary visual art as its inspiration. The text covers methods of creative inquiry-based learning, art and how it connects to the “big ideas” addressed by academic domains, flexible structures teachers can use for curriculum development, creative teaching strategies using contemporary art, and models of art-based inquiry curriculum. Book Features: Provides research-based project ideas and curriculum models for arts integration. Shows how Project Zero’s flexible structures and frameworks can be used to develop creative inquiry and an arts integration curriculum. Explains how contemporary visual art connects to the four major disciplines—science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Includes full-color images of contemporary art that are appropriate for elementary and middle school learners. Demonstrates how arts integration can and should be substantive, multidimensional, and creative.

Metamagical Themas

Metamagical Themas
Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern

by Douglas R Hofstadter

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-08-04
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : 0786723866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

Atlas of Fantastic Infrastructures

Atlas of Fantastic Infrastructures
An Intimate Look at Media Architecture

by An Mihye

  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 2016-04-25
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 3035606374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Atlas of Fantastic infrastructures deals with the characterization of architecture, media and digital infrastructure. In concrete terms, it deals with the materiality of buildings and the intangibility of data. While technical or functional studies often tend to "flatten" the multiplex phenomena, the author speculatively propose four abstract prisms: 1) AFFAIR WITH PHANTOMS – who do we want to meet in a digitally mediated space, and what kind of conversation/activity will we have?; 2) PARA-DESIRE – where do our surreal desires live, and what are their strategies?; 3) MEDIATED SPACE CATALOGUE – what kinds of data, information, things, spaces and places are available in the world, and how our activities blend them?; 4) GIFTS OF THE GARDENS – how can an idea enter physical reality, and what are the pathways of such becomings? The author examines buildings and projects by Toyo Ito, Philippe Rahm, Olafur Eliasson, Greg Lynn, MVRDV, Electroland, Troika, NOX, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and others.

Unsolved!

Unsolved!
The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies

by Craig P. Bauer

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2019-06-18
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0691192294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A mathematical tour of some of the greatest unsolved ciphers of all time In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet and an enciphered message taped to his abdomen. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried—and failed—to unlock the book’s secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society—while others may be elaborate hoaxes. He lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others.

Dream Magus in Babylon

Dream Magus in Babylon
The Magical Tale of Dreams and Enduring Love

by Dwight S. Huggins

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2006-10-01
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN : 9781425956462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A memoir about the enduring love shared between my task companion and I. Knowing that he was terminally ill Stephen asked that I write about our 7-year relationship, mandating that I incorporate the dreams had of him after his passing on November 18th 1989, which would serve as postcards across the seas of Time on the long journey. The dreams were recorded on audio cassette starting before his passing and for a decade after. These dreams are part of a 25 volume book opus each volume containing 10, mostly 90-minute tapes of recorded dreams, which serve as both a companion to this book to validate the veracity of both the dreams and incidences herein. Stephen was a director of stage, television and film who worked both in Canada and America, which is where we met while he directed and I danced in Babylon.

Asemic

Asemic
The Art of Writing

by Peter Schwenger

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2019-12-31
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1452961077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Hidden Codes & Grand Designs

Hidden Codes & Grand Designs
Secret Languages from Ancient Times to Modern Day

by Pierre Berloquin

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9781402728334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of France's leading puzzle book authors takes readers on a tour of the methods for encoding secrets that have taken many amazing turns through the ages, in an illustrated work that includes more than 150 brain-teasing problems.