Restauro architettonico: testo e ipertesto?
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
Architectural restoration: text or hypertext?
The article is concerned with the concept of interdisciplinarity as regards the discipline of architectural restoration: which type of interdisciplinarity should it be? Horizontal type, with equipollent contributions, or vertical type with an assumption of responsibility of the designer? Parallelly, the article highlights the relationship between interdisciplinarity and the hypertext, that is to say a text made of multiple contributions, almost independent from each other. Is this what is really required in the context of a restoration project? Furthermore, the article is concerned with the expectations that converge on the restoration (political, social, economical, institutional, etc) claiming that the restoration should still be able to be a discipline in its own right and not heteronymous. Finally, it is noted that the extension of the concept of meaningful evidence has deeply changed to such an extent that the historical and aesthetic instances can no longer give us consistent answers: perhaps, it would be more correct to speak about one single instance for the architectural restoration: the textual instance.