Summary:PROG. 5 EXAMINES HOW VICTORIAN HOUSES HAVE CHANGED, AND BEEN TREATED, SINCE THEY WERE BUILT - HOW OUR NEEDS HAVE CHANGED AND HOW THE HOUSES ARE FLEXIBLE AND GENEROUS ENOUGH TO ACCOMODATE TO SUCH CHANGES. IT LOOKS AT THE IDEA OF ORIGINAL FEATURES AND ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES, AND AT HOW WE EITHER SEEK TO RE-CREATE AN IMAGINED PAST, WITH COAL FIRES AND ORIGINAL BATHROOMS OR TO REJECT IT, WITH ALUMINIUM WINDOWS AND LIMESTONE CLADDING. BY EXTENSION, IT ALSO STUDIES THE END OF VICTORIAN CERTAINTY AND FAITH AND THE GROWTH OF OUR OWN DOUBT ABOUT THE FUTURE.
Description:A SYMPATHETIC USER'S GUIDE TO THE VICTORIAN HOUSE