|5||- Giovanna D’Amia, The artists island and the larian environment|
|15||- Chiara Baglione, Pietro Lingeri between Le Corbusier and Lario|
|23||- Tim Benton, Le Corbusier and the vernacular: The Sextant in Les Mathes 1935|
|45||- Andrea Canziani, Retain for living: the restoration of Houses for artists|
|55||- Rebecca Fant, The practice of the shipyard in the restoration of the Houses for artists|
|72||- Emanuele Piccardo, Look her|
|87||- Éric de Chassey, Rethinking the residence of artists|
|95||- Elvira Vannini, Mobility and time in contemporary curatorial and artistic practices|
|105||- Stefano Della Torre, A restoration and its context|
This Quaderno, the seventh of the series of notebooks launched in 2004 by the “Fondation Carlo Leone et Mariena Montandon”, in a certain sense helps tie together many of the threads that are relevant for the Foundation and its publishing ventures.
First of all, we find that special attention reserved to the Lake Como territory – fascinating and graceful, abounding with famous tourist attractions and rich with monuments ready to be discovered and re-discovered – which has already inspired the notebooks dedicated to the Sacro Monte in Ossuccio, to the Church of San Giacomo in Spurano and to the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena in Ossuccio. It is also a continuation of the research and study series inspired by renovation works, that has the intrinsic aim of promoting an improved knowledge, an increased number of visitors and the attentive care of these sites in the future. Furthermore, it underlines the importance of the collaboration between various different entities, both public and private, in order to enhance the value of the cultural heritage of the territory, a collaboration which the “Fondation Carlo Leone et Mariena Montandon” earnestly advocates - in practice -, and not just in theory. In particular, though, it is proof of the great interest that the Foundation has always had towards the still productive and fertile relationship between tradition and modernity that must be probed by researching almost unexplored interpretive routes at the margins of better-known areas of interest.
The Houses for artists located on the Comacina Island and designed by architect Pietro Lingeri are an important example of all these factors and the fact that these buildings are finally open to public fruition and ready to resume their original function as houses for artists commands our support in order to increase their recognition and enhance their value.