- Latin araeostylos, Ancient Greek at intervals + pillar, column. (Wiktionary)
“There are five classes of temples, designated as follows: pycnostyle, with the columns close together; systyle, with the intercolumniations a little wider; diastyle, more open still; araeostyle, farther apart than they ought to be; eustyle, with the intervals apportioned just right.”
“In araeostyle temples, the columns should be constructed so that their thickness is one eighth part of their height.”
“In araeostyle temples one is free to arrange them as far apart as one likes.”
“In the araeostyle, for instance, if only a ninth or tenth part is given to the thickness, the column will look thin and mean, because the width of the intercolumniations is such that the air seems to eat away and diminish the thickness of such shafts.”
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