The cathedral of SS. Massimo and Giorgio in L'Aquila was destroyed by the earthquake of 1703; its reconstruction protracted unti1 the xx century. The historical drawings studying and the correlating with the resuits of surveying, give the possibility to anaiyse historicai planning choices, in particular according the facade and the dome. The dome was never built and at last it was replaced with a trompe I'oeil. About the main elevation, the Cipriani's drawings of 1708 planned a facade with porch. A drawing of 1806 describes an elevation terminated only in the lower part and with a porch; the architectonic characteristics are different from the originai ones, but the configuration suggests that the existing built elevation is influenced by pre-existences. The seismic event of 2009 destroyed the transept and caused the lost of the trompe d'oeil. In the May of 1828 Cathedral's Capitol abandoned the idea of a great dome and decided to built a light reed dome, but its realization should have required the modifying of the overhanping roof: for economic reasons the Capitol preferred a paint similar to the famous Pozzo's ones.

Disegni nella ricostruzione della cattedrale dell'Aquila dopo il terremoto del 1703

BRUSAPORCI, STEFANO
2010-01-01

Abstract

The cathedral of SS. Massimo and Giorgio in L'Aquila was destroyed by the earthquake of 1703; its reconstruction protracted unti1 the xx century. The historical drawings studying and the correlating with the resuits of surveying, give the possibility to anaiyse historicai planning choices, in particular according the facade and the dome. The dome was never built and at last it was replaced with a trompe I'oeil. About the main elevation, the Cipriani's drawings of 1708 planned a facade with porch. A drawing of 1806 describes an elevation terminated only in the lower part and with a porch; the architectonic characteristics are different from the originai ones, but the configuration suggests that the existing built elevation is influenced by pre-existences. The seismic event of 2009 destroyed the transept and caused the lost of the trompe d'oeil. In the May of 1828 Cathedral's Capitol abandoned the idea of a great dome and decided to built a light reed dome, but its realization should have required the modifying of the overhanping roof: for economic reasons the Capitol preferred a paint similar to the famous Pozzo's ones.
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