Luigi Serafini was born in Rome in 1949. In 1977 he earned a degree in Architecture, and took part in exhibitions of work by Gruppo Memphis, headed by Ettore Sottsass. He has worked as an architect, ceramicist, glassmaker, opera director, set designer, critic. He has shown his work both in Italy and abroad and in several solo and group events. For Rizzoli he has already published Codex Seraphinianus (2013).
"This illustrated tribute to the famed Neapolitan character
Pulcinella (or "Punch" as he is referred to in English) contains
more than 100 extraordinary pencil illustrations, some of
which are depicted in comic-strip style."
"It's a very different experience from "reading" the Codex and one where the physical medium of the paper book itself is put to essential use. Me, I love the thing and have been looking at it almost nonstop since they sent me the review copy"