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Critical and creative fundamentals of the restoration


by Olimpia NIGLIO


Critical and creative fundamentals of the restoration

The critical approach of the restoration and its creative foundation can be verified and clarified back to reflect on the close relationships that exist between and restoration project. If the restoration is to understand the work of which is done through a historical-critical insight here is that the starting point is the setting of a cognitive methodology far from deviations utilitarian and policies, but set on a path that we groped to define how project of knowledge. Here history, importance, anatomical study and surveys dialogue and compare. But the restoration is nourished by "doubtful" and as such requires conceptual rigor, practical spirit, openness and above all attention to the relationship between conservation and innovation, demanding their intimate fusion. The restoration project is an act on this issue and this "thematic area of research" to analyze and deal with different cultural and disciplinary fields.


Olimpia NIGLIO. PhD in Conservation of Architecture (University of Naples, Federico II). Since 2004 she is the editor in chief of the architectural magazine “Esempi di Architettura”. She is Professor of Architectural Restoration at the University of Pisa (2002/2009). From 2006 she is Professor at the Universidad de Ibaguè (Colombia), Facultad de Artes Integradas y Arquitectura. From 2012 she is Visiting Professor at the Kyoto University (Japan) Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá (Colombia), and Universidad de Concepción (Chile). She has published several articles and essays in the field of architectural restoration. Member ISCARSAH-ICOMOS, Forum UNESCO and ICOMOS Italy. Member ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration.




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