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Tatiana V. Chaplya

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Tatina V. Chaplya — DSc in Culturology, Associate Professor, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Vilyiskaya St., 28, 630126 Novosibirsk, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9712-7478. E-mail: Chap_70@mail.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 58


pp. 8-20


October 23, 2019

Date of publication

December 28, 2020



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The need to establish links between cultural space and architecture, as a way of its existence throughout the history of mankind determines the relevance of the study. The purpose of the paper is to analyze interaction and connection between cultural space and architecture in history, as well as to identify forms and methods of this connection from origin to modern times. The author presents the analysis of cultural space in modern cultural science, identifies basic structural components of cultural space: representations, meanings and values expressed in semiotic models and in the picture of the world; social relations and communications embodied in the system of social roles and attitudes; and activities that permeate all of the elements above, linking them together. Architecture is perceived as one of the ways of cultural space existence, which includes not only a model of the world, vertical and horizontal orientation in space, but also a way to express value attitudes through fixing value dominants in certain parts of a building or spaces. The study is to show that architecture acts as a way of self-identification of culture, society, social groups, individual subjects by defining their place in geographical space, the existence of external and internal spaces as a semiotic expression of “friend/foe” position. The author examines the role of different types of architectural structures, allowing fixing social hierarchy and political power in the cultural space of different eras. As a result, a connection between cultural space and architecture is established, act as the ways of forming and functioning in society throughout the history of human development.


culture, cultural space, architecture, space, picture of the world.


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