Post-and-lintel

post-and-lintel

[′pōst ən ′lint·əl]
(architecture)
Pertaining to construction employing vertical supports and horizontal beams instead of arches or vaults.

Post-and-lintel

A type of construction characterized by the use of vertical columns, posts and a horizontal beam, or lintel to carry a load over an opening, in contrast to structural systems employing arches or vaults.
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In a side gallery, the artist presented Kamikaze, 2005, a post-and-lintel balance beam painted in cartoonish woodgrain, and topped by models of the severed front quarters of two miniature horses (each consisting of two legs, a neck, and a chest, with no head and no behind).
In the '80s, the now-familiar post-and-lintel composition begins to appear, handling of paint becomes freer, edges are more animated, the juxtaposition of color seems bolder, and the canvases attain a greater physicality.
This time, she put more emphasis on the vertical, using wood-and-steel post-and-lintel joinery and pipes to support a gridwork of wood, steel, aluminum, and string, while an intricate iron latticework snaked from floor to ceiling through a deluge of centrifugal white plaster pendants.