Conservation through documentation – what documents?
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To be able to appreciate and understand the significance and the quality, often ignored, of the existing heritage − from the single monument to the urban fabric and all the way up to the territory; all themes which are embedded in the concept of identity of their own landscape − the exact geometrical documentation of the state of the object is not sufficient (even if visually significant); an additional step in comprehension is required, backed by surveys and filtered with the appropriate interpretation and comparison keys about the observed organism, looking further beyond its image. Communicating the knowledge of architecture and manmade contexts (appropriate and multidisciplinary investigation methods with up-to-date technology, integrated surveys and scientific experience of the architectural heritage at all scales, the memory of the motivations and planning, philosophical and Social premises, both material and immaterial) is the realm of connoisseurs, and of those with the fortune and the ability to use this documentation for decoding content at multiple levels.
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