Episode 10: Unreadable Books

Today’s episode is all about unreadable books. What does it mean to read? How do we garner read meaning from text written in a language that we do not understand? Today we will talk about the process of reading, and I have some fun historical and contemporary examples of indecipherable books. We will go into the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, the surreal Codex Seraphinianus, and contemporary unreadable works by book artists Heather Peters and Timothy Ely. 

Coyote Bones Press / Keri Schroeder
The Paper Carnival
Voynich Manuscript
Codex Seraphinianus
Heather Peters
Timothy Ely
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