Due libri sull'architettura monastica desideriana e sui suoi influssi in ambito abruzzese-campano
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Two books on desiderian monastique architecture
Carbonara’s book (Iussu Desiderii, ecc.), as well as the one of his pupil Acierno (Magistra latinitatis ecc.), are based on multiple Chronicon referencies, on many other reliable sources, and on precedents or actuals (personal or not) experimental recherces. So being, Carbonara (and his pupil Acierno), in continuity with Boito, and with Giovannoni’s roman school of History of Architecture and Restauration. Carbonara is also very concerned with the internal architectonics spaces: lightning sources, prospectival or antiprospctivals effects, and so on. Numerous are the Carbonara’s innovatives studies on the new Desiderius’s Basilique. Particularly the reintroduction of paleocristian-constantinians building system: to emplay “antiques” elements (columns, bases, capitals, an so on) choosing “lombards” (“latins”: as the author says) workers in addition with the “modern” byzantine and muslims decorations. So beeing the abbatial, Carbonar writes, “antique” and “modern” work: a bilingual text armonically written in latin and “volgare”.