ANALYSIS AND METHODS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF HISTORICAL GARDENS
The primary aim of the course is to provide the basic archival and bibliographic instruments in order to analyse and conservation methods of historic gardens (first Dublin Descriptor). To achieve this aim it’s necessary to always use multiple approaches and different methods of analysis observing the Unity of History (second Dublin Descriptor). Undergraduate should be able: to use the acquired knowledge to make personal and mature judgements (third Dublin Descriptor); to use the appropriate technical language (fourth Dublin Descriptor); to establish logical connections between bibliography and archival documents, to read the complexity of architecture (fifth Dublin Descriptor).
The course introduces students to key historical approaches, sources and methods relevant to the study of gardens and landscapes throughout history. It will help to gain an understanding of how gardens have evolved from sixteenth century to the present day, but it will help students familiarise themselves with what the conservation and restoration of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses.
See bibliography of the principal course.
The course is divided into lectures and laboratory activities. The didactic activities will be carried out by privileging case studies and in-depth seminars. Lessons will take place with constant use of grafic and photographic material that will be presented through ppt projections. Students will be provided with a digital copy of the presentations slides. The lessons will be organized in presence.
See the corresponding item of the Core Restoration and Reuse of Architecture Studio.