Published by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. Distributed by Astrom Editions.
La cura dei monumenti alle origini. Restauro e scavo di monumenti antichi a Roma 1800–1830
Translated title: The beginnings of the preservation of monuments—the uncovering and restauration of ancient monuments in Rome 1800–1830
Throughout the ages buildings have been maintained. When necessary, improvements have been made, alterations have taken place, new functions have been allotted. During the nineteenth century, buildings began to be restored with the sole purpose of preserving them for the future. France has been considered a leading country in this respect, and with the restoration architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc a number of so-called style restorations started with the purpose of recreating the buildings in the style in which they were considered to have been built originally.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, preservation of monuments in Rome took a different direction to what became dominant in Europe during the latter part of that century. In Rome the primary aim was to keep the buildings in a good state of repair by simple means. The repairs were often carried out in materials that differed from the original, and were in a simplified form in order to show what had been added to the monument. This dissertation gives an account of the restoration activities in Rome between 1800–1830, and the organisation and methodology of the preservation of the monuments.
Cura dei monumenti a Roma 1800–1830
Roma sotto la dominazione francese 1809–1814
Roma durante la restaurazione 1814–1830
Leggi e decreti sulla conservazione dei monumenti
L’organizzazione per la conservazione dei monumenti
Le condizioni di lavoro
Documentazione dei lavori di sterro e di restauro
Elenco delle fonti
Registro e mappa dei monumenti
Marita Jonsson, La cura dei monumenti alle origini. Restauro e scavo di monumenti antichi a Roma 1800–1830 (Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Rom, 8°, 14), Stockholm 1986. Softcover, 190 pp. ISSN: 0283-8389. ISBN: 978-91-7042-117-4.
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