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📒Codex Seraphinianus Thirty Three ✍ Luigi Serafini
📝Codex Seraphinianus Thirty three Book Synopsis : Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.
📒Codex Seraphinianus ✍ Luigi Serafini
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📒Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Edition ✍ Luigi Serafini
📝Codex Seraphinianus Deluxe Edition Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Codex Seraphinianus ✍ Luigi Serafini
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📒 ✍ Э. Б. Хадспет
📝 Book Synopsis : Книга-открытие! Он опровергал Библию и спорил с Богом. Его талант был безграничным, а опыты — ужасными и шокирующими. Конец XIX века. Филадельфия. К гениальному хирургу Спенсеру Блэку стремятся сотни людей. Только он может помочь избавиться от страшных недугов. Но выдающийся анатом и врач вдруг прекращает прием пациентов и целыми днями пропадает в лаборатории, из которой доносятся странные звуки. Коллеги смеются над ним, друзья отворачиваются, любимая женщина бежит из дома. А сам Блэк один за другим ставит безумные эксперименты. Он хочет доказать, что кентавры, драконы и химеры существуют. Неужели его теория — не безумие? Прочтите эту книгу и узнайте шокирующую историю доктора Блэка!
📒The Tears Of Things ✍ Peter Schwenger
📝The Tears of Things Book Synopsis : We surround ourselves with material things that are invested with memories but can only stand for what we have lost. Physical objects—such as one’s own body—situate and define us; yet at the same time they are fundamentally indifferent to us. The melancholy of this rift is a rich source of inspiration for artists. Peter Schwenger deftly weaves together philosophical and psychoanalytical theory with artistic practice. Concerned in part with the act of collecting, The Tears of Things is itself a collection of exemplary art objects—literary and cultural attempts to control and possess things—including paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and René Magritte; sculpture by Louise Bourgeois and Marcel Duchamp; Joseph Cornell’s boxes; Edward Gorey’s graphic art; fiction by Virginia Woolf, Georges Perec, and Louise Erdrich; the hallucinatory encyclopedias of Jorge Luis Borges and Luigi Serafini; and the corpse photographs of Joel Peter Witkin. However, these representations of objects perpetually fall short of our aspirations. Schwenger examines what is left over—debris and waste—and asks what art can make of these. What emerges is not an art that reassembles but one that questions what it means to assemble in the first place. Contained in this catalog of waste is that ultimate still life, the cadaver, where the subject-object dichotomy receives its final ironic reconciliation. Peter Schwenger is professor of English at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of Fantasm and Fiction: On Textual Envisioning, Letter Bomb: Nuclear Holocaust and the Exploding Word, and Phallic Critiques: Masculinity and Twentieth-Century Literature.
📒Artists Books ✍ Books Llc
📝Artists Books Book Synopsis : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 23. Chapters: Manga, Graphic novel, Codex Seraphinianus, Artist's book, Agrippa, JRP-Ringier, Descriptive Catalogue, Graphic Story Magazine, Edo Meisho Zue, Public Illumination Magazine, The Narrative Corpse, A Humument, Moschatel Press, Rat Catching, Collage novel, Strange Messenger, Clive Barker, Illustrator, Clive Barker: Visions of Heaven and Hell, CIOPW, The Four Seasons of Mary Azarian. Excerpt: Manga (kanji: hiragana: katakana: ); or ) is the Japanese word for "comics" and consists of comics and print cartoons (sometimes also called komikku ). In the west, the term "Manga" has been appropriated to refer specifically to comics created in Japan, or by Japanese authors, in the Japanese language and conforming to the style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. In their modern form, manga date from shortly after World War II, but they have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce, among others. Since the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing a 406 billion market in Japan in 2007 (approximately $3.6 billion). Manga have also gained a significant worldwide audience. In 2008, the U.S. and Canadian manga market was valued at $175 million. Manga are typically printed in black-and-white, although some full-color manga exist (e.g. Colorful). In Japan, manga are usually serialized in large manga magazines, often containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. If the series is successful, collected chapters may be republished in pape...
📝Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages Book Synopsis :
📒Lost Classics ✍ Michael Ondaatje
📝Lost Classics Book Synopsis : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒 ✍ Дугал Диксон
📝 Book Synopsis : «Едва увидев эту книгу, я пожалел, что не написал ее сам… Это изумительная, красиво поданная идея. Ее автор поставил перед собой интригующую задачу: рассмотреть эволюцию на нашей собственной планете в будущем, основываясь на тех видах, которые существуют сегодня. Книгу не только интересно читать — она обладает реальной научной ценностью. Животные на ее страницах могут быть воображаемыми, но они наглядно иллюстрируют целый спектр важных биологических принципов. Именно это — то, каким образом Дугал Диксон превосходно уравновесил свое яркое воображение и строгую научную дисциплину — как раз и делает его книгу такой интересной, а его животных — столь убедительными».
📒Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition ✍ Luigi Serafini
📝Pulcinellopaedia Seraphiniana Deluxe Edition Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Initiating Learning ✍ Bosse Bergstedt
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📒Unsolved ✍ Craig P. Bauer
📝Unsolved Book Synopsis : 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. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. 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. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics—in some cases both—to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers.
📒Metamagical Themas ✍ Douglas Hofstadter
📝Metamagical Themas Book Synopsis : Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.
📒Dream Magus In Babylon ✍ Dwight S. Huggins
📝Dream Magus in Babylon Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Atlas Of Fantastic Infrastructures ✍ An Mihye
📝Atlas of Fantastic Infrastructures Book Synopsis : Fantastic Infrastructures deals with media architecture and digital infrastructure. In concrete terms, with the relationship between different dimensions as well as the materiality of buildings and the intangibility of data. Since technical and functional studies have not yet yielded any concrete findings, the author speculatively pursues four issues: 1. An affair with phantoms: who do we want to meet in digital space, what kind of communication / interaction can potentially result? 2. Para-wishes: where can we live out our surreal wishes and what strategies do they pursue? 3. A catalog of a variety of spaces: what kind of data, information, things, spaces, and places are available in the world and how do our actions serve to combine them? 4. Garden presents: how can an idea become reality, in which ways do thoughts become physical reality? The author examines buildings and projects by Toyo Ito, Werner Sobek, Philippe Rahm, Usman Haque, Electroland, Troika, NOX and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Ben Rubin, and Olafur Eliasson.
📒Building Imaginary Worlds ✍ Mark J.P. Wolf
📝Building Imaginary Worlds Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Hidden Codes Grand Designs ✍ Pierre Berloquin
📝Hidden Codes Grand Designs Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Perl Lwp ✍ Sean M. Burke
📝Perl LWP Book Synopsis : 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.
📒A History Of Reading ✍ Alberto Manguel
📝A History of Reading Book Synopsis : At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. Noted essayist and editor Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the six-thousand-year-old conversation between words and that hero without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader. Manguel brilliantly covers reading as seduction, as rebellion, and as obsession and goes on to trace the quirky and fascinating history of the reader’s progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM.