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Project Statement

by J.Drucker


Simon Cutts outlines the project clearly in his introduction. The book contains transcriptions and translations of graffiti found in the latrines of the Palazzo Devanzai which was built in Florence in the 14th century. Some of the inscriptions are dated, some are not, all are translated. The book also provides a floorplan of the interior of the Palazzo showing where the graffiti were found. The book is a slim, elegant work, designed with a clean and minimalist aestheti, as a curiously human document through its traces of experience and expression captured from the walls and obscurity.

The Translated Latrine Inscriptions of the Palazzo Davanzati

Simon Cutts

Agents

Simon Cutts

type: initiating

role:
artist


Judith Blackall

type: other

role:
translator


Piero Goretti

type: other

role:
translator


Publication Information

publisher: Coracle Docking

dates:
publication: 1993-00-15

publication history: One edition only. [J.Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
conceptual (AAT)

subject:
history (AAT)
non-fiction (AAT)

themes: Graffiti. [J.Drucker]

content form:
classic text (local)

publication tradition:
multiples (AAT)
artists' book (local)

inspiration: The inscriptions seem to have been the main inspiration for this project. [J.Drucker]

related works: []

other influences: "The Mural Inscriptions" by Elena Cecchi, from Palazzo Devanzai, Biblioteca de 'Lo Studiolo', Beccocci/Scala, Firenze 1986. []

community: unknown [J.Drucker]

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