Objective Subjectivity: After the Values Assigned to Vernacular Architecture by Bernard Rudofsky


Traditional architecture
Anonymous building
Architecture without architects

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Merino Pérez, M. (2022). Objective Subjectivity: After the Values Assigned to Vernacular Architecture by Bernard Rudofsky. Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, (3), 338–346. https://doi.org/10.51303/jtbau.vi3.608


The methodology of studies on vernacular architecture has long been challenged as regards both its rigor and the criteria on which it is based. Studies such as those by the multifaceted architect Bernard Rudofsky have been questioned from various disciplines, such as architectural anthropology, sociology, architectural history, or architecture itself. But through the “objective” subjectivity in the methodology applied by Rudofsky, we can apprehend how he appraises each vernacular reference analyzed. This paper focuses on the rationale of this methodology and also on a systematic study and cataloging of each reference to be found on his work.



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