Free Download of : A History of Architectural Conservation
For anyone who might still doubt the existence of an overall European culture and its coexistence in permanent dialogue with national cultures, the history of restoration, as presented by architect Jukka Jokilehto, should be a convincing demonstration.
The modern concept of restoration, fruit of a long historical process, was shaped in the eighteenth century with the development of
Western historical thought and as a result of tension between the rationalism of the Enlightenment and pre-Romantic and Romantic sentiment. Later it was further defined in the debates of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is from the initial dualism, where classical antiquity and the barbarian world of invasions confronted each other, that this concept slowly emerged. This means, in fact, that its genesis accompanies the evolution of the bonds between the two worlds which were destined to constitute the living tissue of European reality in fieri, in making ………..