Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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Also called Post-and-lintel system / Post-and-beam system
Horizontal beams (lintels) are borne up by columns (posts)
The fundamental principle of Greek architecture. The arcuated system -- that involving the use of arches -- was not used by the Greeks.
Peristyle: The main body of the sanctuary in Greek temples was entirely surrounded by a single row of columns in the late 7th century BCE.
Examples from Buffalo architecture
- Right illustration above: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Buswell-Hochstetter Mausoleum
- Albert F. Laub Mausoleum
- Letchworth-Skinner Mausoleum