La conservazione delle superfici dell'architettura, momenti di un percorso comune
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
The conservation of architectural surfaces, moments of a common path Giovanni Carbonara’s research path on the restoration of architecture and the constant reference to Cesare Brandi’s theory have made him a privileged interlocutor for architects who have started working at the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro since the 1980s. Those were the years in which we began to pay particular attention to the surfaces of monuments by learning to know them and to preserve them with interventions entrusted to restorers. Increasing scientific awareness of the factors of vulnerability and danger for the conservation of architecture together with the interdisciplinarity put in place have allowed the authors to tackle complex issues of restoration on construction sites that have seen many precious moments of constructive confrontation with Giovanni Carbonara. Among the many we wanted to mention three particularly representative different cases: the integral restoration that involved structures and decorative structures of the church of S. Barbara dei Librari in Rome, the facades of the Quirinale, as an intervention to recover knowledge and revive ancient finishes and finally a return to the themes of image reintegration with the restoration of the Sala delle Cariatidi of the Palazzo Reale in Milan.