THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE RESTORATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding capabilities:
At the end of the course, the student will have a complete knowledge of the history of restoration and of the different theories which have oriented the restoration works across the centuries.
The student, once acquired these theoretical references, will be able to understand the historical architectural heritage and to define the operational criteria for its conservation and restoration.
At the end of the course the student will have developped the ability to evaluate critically the conservation conditions of a historical buildings and the restoration interventions to which it had been previously subjected. Moreover, the student will be ready to apply the theories of restoration to the Laboratory Courses of the following years.
During the course, the student will improve its correctness of speech, with specific reference to the technical terms connected to historical buildings restoration.
The course supplies the student with the basis and the critical references for the comprehension of the present phylosophies of intervention: from these basis the student will be able to develop his/her own sensitiveness towards new theoretical positions.
Course contents summary
- History of restoration
- The “charters” of restoration
- The cultural debate in the second half of the XXth century
- The Heritage Conservation Acts
- The National Agencies for conservation
- The ICR and the Nor.ma.l:
- The restoration design.
- Carbonara G., Avvicinamento al restauro, Teoria, storia, monumenti, Liguori Editore, Napoli, 1997
Other suggested books:
- Che cos’è il restauro?, a cura di B. Paolo Torsello, Marsilio, Venezia, 2005
- Dezzi Bardeschi M., Restauro. Punto e da capo, Franco Angeli, Milano, 1992
- ANAΓKH cultura, storia e tecnica della conservazione, in particolare il n. 4, dicembre, 1993.
- Regione Umbria "Manuale per la riabilitazione e la ricostruzione degli edifici", a cura di F. Gurrieri, DEI, Roma, 1999
- Giuffrè A., Letture sulla meccanica delle murature storiche, Edizioni Kappa, Roma 1988
- Lombardini N., Cavalleri F., Achille C., Conoscere per conservare il costruito. Storia, rilievo e rappresentazione, Maggioli, Milano, 2010
More material can be found on the course’s website.
The course is composed of traditional lectures (tought class).
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the student’s preparation will be made through a written axamination.
There is provision for interim checks on students' learning progress. These written mid-term checks are not compulsory, but they allow to ease the final exam.