Presencia italiana en la arquitectura y restauración del Perú
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Italian presence in Architecture and Restoration in Peru
Since the 16th century, Peru has received Italian influence through painters. In the 19th century, it continued with the construction of public buildings with a European image and local structure, designed by Italian architects, who also participated in the origin of modern architecture in the 20th century.
Later, Italian archaeological missions rescue Peruvian cultural heritage. The restoration of buildings at a conceptual, methodological and scientific level comes through the Peruvian architect Víctor Pimentel who studies in Rome and creates in 1960 the Restoration of Monuments course, the first of its kind in Peru.
He participates in the drafting of the Charter of Venice and disseminates in Latin America, through theory and practice, the concepts of the Roman school of restoration to several generations. This Italian school continues to spread in Peru, through Peruvians graduated from the Scuola di Specializzazione in Restauro dei Monumenti, Sapienza Università di Roma.