News /23 November 2015

“L’Italia insegna” book presentation and signing / Biblioteca Civica di Verona

Biblioteca Civica di Verona
presents

James Clough
L’Italia insegna
Viaggio fra scritte, targhe e iscrizioni dello Stivale

with James Clough, Agostino Contò and Alessandro Corubolo

Tuesday 24 November 2015
17,30 h
Biblioteca Civica di Verona
Sala Farinati
Via Cappello, 43
Verona

 

A presentation of the book about signs from 19th Century till today. From the ornate Tuscan style of the 19th century to the eccentric letters of Art Nouveau, from the grandiose architectural lettering of the 1930s to the exquisite surviving examples of the old signwriters, from fascist ghost signs to lettering on manhole covers, Clough points out the highs and lows of this singular applied art expression around Italy, with a particular focus on signs of Verona for the occasion.