Towards a Metaphorical Type of Architecture: The Inside of the Victorian House

Ioana Boghian

Abstract


The current paper starts from the concept of relatedness  as an act of signifying: everything inside a house signifies. The metaphorical type of architecture that we have attempted to construct aims at viewing the types of objects within a house as linking knots in the web of the house, while the way in which these objects (be they ornaments or tools) are distributed in space reveals not only a character’s profession and/or personality (objects as extensions and projections of the self), but also indicates some kind of social hierarchy.

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