The restoration of the Basilica Minore di Maria SS. Incaldana in Mondragone (northern Campania): the role of color

  • Francesco Miraglia Dipartmento di Architettura e Disegno Industriale, Università degli Studi della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Aversa, Italy
Keywords: Restoration, Thermographic analysis, Stratigraphic analysis, Sacred architecture

Abstract

The Basilica Minore di Maria SS. Incaldana, located in Mondragone (a city of Northern Campania), for many years was affected by many degradation pathologies.

So, its restoration have been divided in: consolidation and replacement of deteriorated plasters of internal walls; painting of the internal walls with new colors; removal of the plaster on the left and right pillars of the central nave to analyse and date its masonry characterizations; painting of the façade.

In the study phase we used a remote sensing thermographic camera to know its construction techniques and its pathologies in a non-invasive way.

Author Biography

Francesco Miraglia, Dipartmento di Architettura e Disegno Industriale, Università degli Studi della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Aversa, Italy

Francesco Miraglia - Architect, Ph.D. in Conservation of architectural heritage, former Honorary officer for the protection and supervision of the architectural heritage in the provinces of Caserta and Benevento (MiBACT), former Adjunct Professor of “Caratteri costruttivi dell’edilizia storica” (Università della Campania).

Author of many studies on the protection of cultural heritage, he is the coordinator of the scientific committee of “Terra Laboris. Itinerari di ricerca” (Caramanica Editore). Since 2006 he has been a member of “Società Napoletana di Storia Patria” (Naples). Since 2017 he has been an ordinary member of “Centro di Studi per la Storia dell’Architettura” (Rome). Since 2019 he has been a member of “Istituto Italiano dei Castelli”. His professional activity is focused on the conservation of cultural heritage.

References

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Miraglia, F., Valente, C. (2018), Il restauro della Basilica Minore di Maria SS. Incaldana a Mondragone. Metodologia, interventi, prospettive di ricerca, Caramanica Editore, Marina di Minturno.

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Published
2020-07-01
How to Cite
Miraglia, F. (2020) “The restoration of the Basilica Minore di Maria SS. Incaldana in Mondragone (northern Campania): the role of color”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 12(02), pp. 62-66. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.120208.
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