An Application of Basil Bernstein Theory to the Analysis of Museum Space

Kim, Chang Sung and Seo, Kyung Wook (2012) An Application of Basil Bernstein Theory to the Analysis of Museum Space. Journal of Korean Institute of Culture Architecture, 40. p. 29. ISSN 1738-818X

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Abstract

This paper introduces the sociological theory about education by Basil Bernstein, and tries to adapt it to the interpretation of museum space. Reviewing the book, Class Codes and Control written by Bernstein in 1971, some spatial ideas, 'Classification and Framing', are collected and developed into a model by which designers could refine their designs at both conceptual and practical levels. It is further thought that this sociological thoughts could be established as a basis for the programing of museum space. For its application, British Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum, both are in London are examined. It is revealed that these museum spaces possess a different type of spatial rules, and thus impose different circulation logic to the viewers. It is concluded at the end that this kind of spatial logic can be applied back to the design process for better exhibition environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Basil Bernstein; Sociology; Layout pattern; Spatial usage; Museum
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 11:05
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21105

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