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Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy Hardcover – September 2, 2014
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"...a treasure for all-especially those seeking inspiration in typeface and art direction." - Cool Hunting
"A visual cornucopia of typographic signs photographed in her beloved Italy. a reminder that design skill is not only a function of what we make, but manifests, too, in what we mindfully choose to record." -Design Observer
"Forget the museums-the street signs are beautiful too. In Italy, even storefront lettering and advertisements contain visual gems."-Entertainment Weekly
"I wish everyone could experience the magic of Italy firsthand. In the meantime, Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy offers a marvelous taste of the visuals I've found so captivating. Literally a photo flip-book of signs from across the country -- storefronts, road signs, street art, and more -- it captures how Italy's elevated design aesthetic plays into everyday life...We can all use a reminder that life is as beautiful as we make it."-MarthaStewart.com
"More than just a visual feast, the journal will ignite the senses of anyone who has traveled in the country.The book is packed with brilliant type specimens, and rather than providing in-depth context, Fili lets her photographs do the talking." -Communication Arts
About the Author
Fili is the author of Elegantissima, published by Princeton Architectural Press. She has also written The Civilized Shopper's Guide to Florence and co-authored Italianissimo. With her husband, the design historian Steven Heller, she is co-author of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco España, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, Counter Culture, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, and Shadow Type.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is no doubt of the historical importance for design and typography that the images in this book record.
For type and design fans, who like Italian vernacular letters, this would be a great gift. Five stars there.
But, I kind of wish it was an e-book too since, it is all images.
or a web site.
The image quality would have been better if a pro photographer took the images with a full frame pro camera and lens.
Of the two books, this one is better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful typography beautifully presented. An unexpected benefit from reading this book was the new insights it provided into the Italian character and culture. A visual treat.Published 23 days ago by Donald C. Dews
Bought this as a gift, was really loved. Great pictures and presentation.Published 9 months ago by Some Guy
This gorgeous compendium of Italian street signs also includes some very astute essays.Published 10 months ago by Craig Lidji