Gustavo Giovannoni e Guglielmo De Angelis d'Ossat. Contributi alla lettura della storia dell'Abbazia di Montecassino
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
Gustavo Giovannoni and Guglielmo De Angelis d’Ossat. Contributions to the history of the Abbey of
Many architects and scholars of architecture since the Renaissance have gone to the abbey of Montecassino to study the great Benedictine monument. Among them two great scholars of the twentieth century: Gustavo Giovannoni and Guglielmo De Angelis d’Ossat, whose contribution was fundamental to the history of Montecassino architecture and who were part of the Commission for the rebuilding of the Abbey after its destruction together with exponents of the clergy and the Italian republic. Regarding Giovannoni some surveys by him will be analysed; they are precious and most valuable both for the history of the destroyed Abbey and for Montecassino post-war reconstruction. Personal notes and reflections contained in a draft of the Commission report for the reconstruction will be presented regarding De Angelis d’Ossat; they are inserted in a small typewritten document in his personal library.