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Le Corbusier e la villa Savoye: un caso di restauro autoriale / Le Corbusier and the villa Savoye: a case of authorial restoration

  • Susanna Caccia Gherardini,

Following the investigative paths, the author interlaces a series of documents and clues to delineate the events of the restoration of the Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, but above all the role played by the various actors involved in this story, which is still not closed. From George Everard Kidder Smith to the multifaceted Jean-Louis Véret, who would in fact become the villa’s most stubborn conservator and interpreter, starting with the writing of his Carnet d’identité, one of the most ambiguous and fascinating sources for the history of the restoration of modern architecture. Susanna Caccia Gherardini, thanks to her research time as Guest Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, thus adds a new piece to the studies she has already published on the subject.

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  • Restoration,
  • Le Corbusier,
  • Heritage,
  • Preservation,
  • Architecture,
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Susanna Caccia Gherardini

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-6758-7836

Susanna Caccia Gherardini currently serves ad Full Professor of Restoration in the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence (Italy). Professor Caccia Gherardini’s scholarly interests focus on the restoration of architectural and cultural heritage, with particular emphasis on modern and contemporay architecture, expecially on Le Corbusier's architecture.
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Le Corbusier e la villa Savoye: un caso di restauro autoriale / Le Corbusier and the villa Savoye: a case of authorial restoration

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Susanna Caccia Gherardini

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