The activity of restoration of "lesser" works of architecture by two professionals, in a book that is a valid technical and theoretical contribution to the contemporary debate on conservation, restoration and design.
Without challenging the validity of the debate on the problem of conservation of historical buildings, this volume looks at something the debate tends to underestimate, covering an uncontrolled, widespread way of operating on existing edification. Gabriella and Massimo Carmassi illustrate their activity in the field of renovation of existing buildings. Based on their experience – and supporting their assertions with well-documented works and projects – they discuss the urgency of coming to terms with the problem of restoration of the heritage of less important structures, representing a major resource for our country. The book is a valid contribution to the debate on the safeguarding of architectural heritage in Italy, and offers useful indications for all those active in this field, and for young people interested in the issues of the education of “restoration designers”.