This article is intended to treat the history of restoration in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century, highlighting the contributions that will lead for the first time to the diffusion of the Papers on the Conservation of Ancient Monuments and Remains in London (1865), marked by the substantial influence of John Ruskin. The research is developed by specifying the meaning Edward August Freeman had paradoxically assigned to the term “conservation” and, through the support of original documents, it highlights the fundamental contribution of George Gilbert Scott in reformulating the conservative meaning of the restoration of ancient buildings, with many references to the ideas of John Ruskin. After recalling the fierce controversy begun during the restoration of the Lincoln Cathedral, the contribution critically presents the first Papers on the Conservation appeared in the historical route of the discipline.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|