The facade of the church of Saint Spirit in Urbino: from scientific investigations to restoration

Maria Letizia Amadori, Elena Gramegna, Giuliana Raffaelli, Francesca Schillaci, Filippo Mangani, Isodoro Bachiocca

Abstract


The state of advanced deterioration of the church of Saint Spirito of Urbino has induced the Superintendence for the Historical Artistic and Demoetnoanthropological Heritage of the Marches-Urbino and the Archiepiscopal Curia to program an intervention of restoration. Before that, the facade was covered from black crusts, grey deposits and yellowish films. The bricks of the wall, until to a height of approximately three meters from the bottom, moreover they were interested from processes of detachment, disintegration and exfoliation. In such area the presence of humidity was rather obvious and was attributable to phenomena of rising dump. In order to identify the constituent materials and to estimate of the state of conservation they have been carry out scientific investigations, whose it turns out have supplied profits indications for the restoration.

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1973-9494/557

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