L'eredità del restauro critico nella cultura italiana della conservazione: il dibattito sulle riviste negli ultimi venti anni
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The inheritance of critical restoration in the Italian culture of preservation of last twenty years
Based on historic size of the critical restoration theory, as well as of fervid debate around it, questioning on its receipt in the current Italian preservation culture seems to be meaningful, both from theorical and operative point of view. To this end, the contribution is aimed to analyse the theorical debate developed on main specialized magazines, focusing on the last twenty years, that is from 1990s up to now. The 1990s need to be investigated since the ‘historicization’ in 1990 of the critical restoration theory and the matured temporal detachment in relation to several important theorical contributes, such as Restauro architettonico in E.U.A. of R. Bonelli (1963), the Teoria of C. Brandi and statements of Carta di Venezia. Furthermore, the 1990s represent a moment of serious consideration in the technical and methodological field, in the light of a practice that seems to move independently: not surprisingly, in this period important editorial initiatives have been produced, such as ἈΝΑΓΚΗ and TeMa. Starting from the debate on specialized magazines, the subsistence of the principles of critical restoration has to be examined in depth, both from a theorical and an operative point of view.