Prostyle


Prostyle

building which projects from the main structure. First used in Etruscan and Greek temples, the Romans later on incorporated this motif in their temples.

Example: Temple of Athena Nike, Akropolis, Athens, Greece

This architectural style probably originated in the eastern Greek isles in the 8th century B.C., however there are also many examples in archaic temples in southern Italy.


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  • prostyle — [ prɔstil ] adj. et n. m. • 1547; lat. prostylos, gr. prostulos, de pro « devant » et stulos « colonne » ♦ Archit. Qui n a de colonnes qu à sa façade antérieure. Temple, vestibule prostyle. ♢ N. m. Rangée de colonnes formant portique, vestibule… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prostyle — est un terme architectural désignant les temples (notamment grecs et romains) n ayant qu une seule rangée de colonnes en façade. Sans être un temple prostyle, le palais Bourbon possède une façade de ce type. Terme anglais Le prostyle (de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prostyle — Pro style, a. [L. prostylus, Gr. ?; ? before + ? pillar, column: cf. F. prostyle.] (Arch.) Having columns in front. n. A prostyle portico or building. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prostyle — [prō′stīl΄] adj. [L prostylus < Gr prostylos < pro , before + stylos, pillar: see STYLITE] Archit. having a portico whose columns, usually four in number, extend in a line across the front only, as in a Greek temple n. 1. such a portico 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • prostyle — (pro sti l ) s. m. Terme d architecture ancienne. Sorte de portique soutenu par des colonnes. •   Sous Démétrius de Phalère, l architecte Philon éleva un péristyle en colonnes au front du temple, et en fit un prostyle, QUATREMÈRE DE QUINCY Instit …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • PROSTYLE — s. m. T. d Archit. Édifice qui n a de colonnes qu à sa façade antérieure. On l emploie aussi comme adjectif. Temple prostyle …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • PROSTYLE — n. m. T. d’Architecture édifice qui n’a de colonnes qu’à sa façade antérieure. On l’emploie aussi comme adjectif. Temple prostyle …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • prostyle — /proh stuyl/, Archit. adj. 1. (of a classical temple) having a portico on the front with the columns in front of the antae. n. 2. a prostyle building or portico. [1690 1700; (adj.) < L prostylos < Gk próstylos with pillars in front, equiv. to pro …   Universalium

  • prostyle — /ˈproʊstaɪl/ (say prohstuyl) adjective 1. having a portico in front, standing out from the walls of the building, as a temple. –noun 2. a prostyle building. {Latin, from Greek prostylos (adjective), equivalent to pro pro 2 + stylos pillar} …   Australian English dictionary

  • prostyle — 1. adjective Having pillars only along the front side 2. noun A building having pillars only along the front side …   Wiktionary


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