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A.Y. 2019 / 2020

Second semester
Type of Learning Activity 
Optional subjects
Study Path 
[PDS0-2018 - Ord. 2018] common
Teaching language 


Learning objectives 

D1 - Knowledge and understanding
Basic knowledge about the theoretical foundations of the discipline and the main intervention techniques. Ability to read understanding both theoretical texts and intervention techniques.
D2 - Applying knowledge and understanding
Application of the foundations acquired in the development of the exercise.
D3 - Making judgements
Ability to develop autonomous judgments based on the reading of restoration interventions.
D4 - Communication skills
Ability to communicate the theoretical and technical notions acquired.
D5 - Learning skills
Ability to rework and transfer the knowledge acquired in the drafting of a restoration project.


Basic knowledge of the history of architecture and constructive techniques.


The course foresees the examination of the main theories of restoration, modernly understood, from the first formulations of the nineteenth century until today, and of the evolution of the intervention techniques, with particular attention for the most advanced ones.
In addition, the development of a tutorial, of monographic type, which relates the theories with the techniques, refers to a specific theme chosen by the student among those proposed.

Teaching format 

Lectures, seminars, revisions.

End-of-course test 

The final examination provides for the conclusive verification of the exercise, carried out individually, and, starting from this, the discussion on the notions acquired during the course.

Other information 

More specific references will be given in class.
Other information, as well as the teaching materials, will be made available by teacher on the Moodle platform.


- Giovanni CARBONARA, Trattato di restauro architettonico, Utet, Torino, 1996-2013 (XIII voll.)
- Stella CASIELLO (a cura di), La cultura del restauro. Teorie e fondatori, Marsilio, Venezia, 2005 (3a ed.; 405 pagg.)
- Sergio PRATALI MAFFEI, Marco PRETELLI, Eugenio VASSALLO, Guida al corso di restauro architettonico, EgBooks Goliardica, Trieste, 2001 (252 pagg.; n.b.: il testo viene fornito dalla docenza in formato digitale .pdf)
- B. Paolo TORSELLO (a cura di), Che cos’è il restauro? Nove studiosi a confronto, Venezia, Marsilio, 2005 (159 pagg.)

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