Topophilia and Chronophobia

  • Alexander Rappaport Union of Moscow Architects; Union of Designers of Russia; UMA Internet-magazine “Architector”; International Association of Architecture Critics


In the article architectural ideas of space and time are connected with radical changes in the world views, historical and perpetual, transcendental and radical. It is a paradoxical comeback of Christian Renaissance culture to pagan Roman and Greek antiquity from its recent achievements denied in gothic architecture. Avant-garde in 20th century did even more radical attempt to tie prehistoric past and futuristic utopia in radical architectural forms.

Today we approach a new revolutionary change of space and time concepts coming to the end of modernism and global disillusions of cosmic expansion.

How to Cite
RAPPAPORT, Alexander. Topophilia and Chronophobia. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 41, p. 30-31, may 2014. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2019. doi:


world; space; time; transcendental; mythology; history; revolution; gnosticism; architecture