Architectural Restoration: a comparison between Japan and Italy

Niglio, Olimpia (2011) Architectural Restoration: a comparison between Japan and Italy. In: Twelve houses restored in Japan and Italy. EdA - Esempi di Architettura (5). Aracne, Roma, pp. 7-16. ISBN 9788854841482

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The restoration of architecture in a nation is a project strictly connected to its culture, its society, as well as to the weather conditions and to its political and economic background. The contemporary culture, in particular, has developed an awareness of the fact that the main pur-pose of the conservation of monuments and landscape is not only protecting the matter of social well but also its intrinsic values, strongly connected to the sense of belonging to the place. The necessity of searching these values comes from the need of knowledge of the different cultural references that permit to man to direct his choices as concerns conservation and safeguard compared to popular areas of interest apparently of less importance but vivid from the cultural and social point of view. And this is the birth of the relationship between values and needs connected to the demand of transformation of urban and housing contexts. On these as-sumptions the book Twelve houses restored in Japan and Italy focuses on restoration projects of historical urban contexts, where the theme of living produced changes, influenced different intervention methods and functional choices without changing the sign of history. The book wants to introduce restoration projects comparing different cultural realities and architectonical methods that characterized the present situation in Italy and Japan. The experiences described in the book notice an interesting sharing among the different methods of restoration.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 360 Problemi e servizi sociali; associazioni > 363 Altri problemi e servizi sociali > 363.69 Tutela dei beni culturali (Classificare qui le opere interdisciplinari su Conservazione e Restauro dei beni culturali ; classificare la Conservazione e il Restauro dei beni architettonici e ambientali in 720.288)
700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 720 Architettura (Classificare qui le opere d'insieme su Architettura, Urbanistica e Paesistica) > 720.28 Architettura – Tecniche, tecnologie e procedure ausiliarie (Include: apparecchi, attrezzature, materiali) > 720.288 Restauro architettonico, Conservazione dei beni architettonici e ambientali (Classificare le opere interdisciplinari su Conservazione e Restauro in 363.69)
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 08:07

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