ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Considering that the architectural monuments of the past are not only worth architectural study but are useful as highly essential documents to clarify and illustrate in detail the history of different times and of different peoples, they should therefore be treated with religious care, as historic documents (C. Boito, Congress of Italian Engineers and Architects, 1883)
Course contents summary
Introduction to restoration history and theory. Work on historic buildings prior to the 19th century. Neoclassicism, stylistic restoration, Romanticism, philological restoration, historical restoration. Critical restoration, preservation. Technical and operational aspects. Surveying and representation. Surfaces and colours. Geometry and instability. Consolidation. Specific problems of modern restoration. Comment on facilities. Examples of recent interventions. Standards, “Recommendations”, “Documents”.
Will be given at the beginning of the course
Theoretical lectures and exercises