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|Other Titles: ||Homes sales advertisement and communication of residential images|
|Authors: ||成詩淳;Cheng, Shi-Chun|
|Keywords: ||房地產廣告;場景;元素;環境線索;環境意義與價值觀;Real estate advertising;Housing image;Setting;Environmental features;environmental cues;Environmental values and meaning|
|Issue Date: ||2014-01-23 14:25:46 (UTC+8)|
There is a “light emigration” trend with people moving out of the city into suburbs around Taipei City in recent years that entails numerous home sales advertisements in public media. These home sales advertisements project images of new homes which often become the most significant purchases in lifetimes. This thesis focuses on full-page home sales advertisements appeared on newspapers to investigate the messages and meanings inthem. Through analysis of images, and text messages referent meanings in the advertisements are explored. Emphases are focused on contents and organizations, features and cues, and the referred meanings involved in the advertisements
Buildings and community environments, followed by people and their settings appear to be the most used images in the home sales advertisements. Locations and characteristics of the communities have influences on the selection of setting scenes and arrangements of physical objects in them. Positions of the presumed audiences, including out-of or on the site also affect the presence of characters in the settings. Environmental features including fixed, semi-fixed, and non-fixed elements are correlated with the scales of the residential environments. However, there tends to be very little relation expressed between the larger environmental contexts and the advertised residential communities. Locations of the housing communities may determine the referred meanings which often involve economic status. Economic status of the projected buyers affects the information quantities and emphases, as well as that being concealed in the home sales advertisements.
It is found that the idea of affluence is the most important message projected in the advertisements, and is communicated through three scales including the larger environment, apartment building, and physical objects. Quality of life is a key concept emphasized and communicated through environmental ambience and objects of daily use in the advertisements for the areas of light immigrants. With less emphasis on real physical quality meanings regarding spiritual level are stressed in home sales advertisements in Taipei city area. Information about potential residents is deliberately concealed in those light immigration areas. In addition, features of cultural significance, particularly Western, are emphasized. There is also a strong tendency of co-presence regarding themes of meanings, particularly social status and wealth.
This thesis also applies the hierarchy of needs developed by Maslow indicating levels of values expressed in the home sales advertisements. Values communicated through the advertisements in the light immigration areas in general conform to the continuous pyramid shape. On the other hand, with emphasis on wealth, social status, and higher level values home sales advertisements in Taipei city area appear to be a fragmented pyramid. The research suggests that environments projected in the home sales advertisements have multiple looks and settings due to user’s needs. Settings projecting similar social groups often result in similar use of environmental cues and patterns of organization. Human needs are seen as the major cause and determinants of meanings and distinguishing differences in the advertisements.
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