Lisciature e stilature dei giunti nelle murature storiche: aspetti cronologici, culturali e conservativi
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
Trim and hollow joint sealing in historic masonry: chronological, cultural and conservative aspects
Research paper abstract stems from an extensive survey on the surface finishing operations of historic masonry in Italy. This investigation, of which the trim and hollow joint sealing constitute only a part of a larger and more complex study, analyzes a specific setting in a general framework consisting of the masonry surface finish. The analyzes that have been carried out derive from a direct visual observation of the walls, for the identification of the construction and transformation process in the historic buildings, without having to resort to instrumental tests in situ or samples in the laboratory. The trim and hollow sealing of the joint are operations of technical and aesthetic importance since ancient times; it is therefore possible to record and catalog the morphological variations, by evaluating them in a very wide temporal and spatial sphere.