De signs, the title of SEUM’s publication recalls the Latin term dē signo, that is related to the sign; in English, design means project as well as drawing- Drawing is the discipline in which the Renaissance included the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture. Sign and design, painting, sculpture and architecture are altogether summed up to determine the urban landscape of a Tuscan city.
An impressionist view of the city leaves in the background the great monuments, towers, palaces, churches and universal works; it exploits this counterpoint in order to exalt the numerous signs, elements, similarities and differences that determine the perception.
Fountains, benches, balconies, doorbells, doorknobs, front doors, statues, bas-relief carvings, decorations, railings, emblems and manholes: all is described rigorously in detail. Architectures and interferences, light and shadow, order and disorder, all communicate with a language that expresses uniqueness and intimate beauty.