Riflessioni tra rilievo e restauro
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Thoughts between Architectural Surveying and Restoration
The paper, first of all, will focus in particular on some qualifying aspects of architectural surveying, a field of investigation also common to Professor Giovanni Carbonara, in which it’s possible to notice a tendency of simplification with the inadequate analysis and understanding of the building, also as a result of technological advancement. After recalling the first occasions of scientific collaboration with Prof. Carbonara, which took place in the mid-70s of the last century, the author recalls two particular events of encounter: the restoration of the Church of St. Anna dei Lombardi in Monteoliveto in Naples, and the restoration of the Palazzo Novelli in Carinola. The author, after recalling some common educational experiences, concludes by pointing out that Prof. Giovanni Carbonara has always managed to reconcile respect for the theoretical foundations of the Restoration with the changing needs of reuse, in line with technical and technological evolution, harmoniously combining the antiques and the contemporary.