By Julienne Hanson
Homes aren't simply assemblages of person rooms yet complicated styles of organised area, ruled by means of ideas and conventions concerning the measurement and configuration of rooms, which family actions move jointly, how the inner can be embellished and provided and what types of loved ones item are acceptable in every one surroundings, how kinfolk relate to each other in several areas, and the way and the place site visitors can be obtained and entertained in the house. deciphering houses and homes introduces new, computer-based innovations designed to retrieve and interpret this wealth of social and symbolic details. some of the representations and measures convey how family house offers a shared framework for lifestyle, how social meanings are built in the house and the way various sub-groups inside of society differentiate themselves via their styles of household house and life.
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21). Visual fields based on convex or axial representations, show the maximum axial extension of a space, and hence its strategic value in accessing or concealing the remainder of the building. Visual fields may be panoramic, 44 Decoding Homes and Houses rendering much of the interior transparent, or penetrating, so that narrow glimpses of the interior are revealed, often in several directions. Barriers which end-stop visual fields may be significant architectural or cultural features, or blank walls.
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Unmarried sons and male guests are generally seated deeper and closer to the hearth than female guests and daughters. The host defers slightly to the 'honoured guests7 in prominence, but sits slightly deeper in the yurt and closer to the altar. His wife is accorded more status than male guests, but is more peripheral to the proceedings. The youngest daughter is much closer to the door, but is prominently seated opposite the honoured guests. Holy men are in the deepest space of all, but withdraw slightly from socialisation, as do children.
Decoding Homes and Houses by Julienne Hanson