Peristyle


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peristyle

[′per·ə‚stīl]
(architecture)
A surrounding series of columns; the space enclosed by such columns.

Peristyle

A row of columns around the outside of a building or around the inside of a courtyard.

Peristyle

 

a rectangular court, garden, hall, or similar space enclosed on all four sides by a roofed colonnade. Beginning in the fourth century B.C., the peristyle was an element of ancient Greek dwellings and public buildings (for example, the little courtyards of dwellings in the city of Olynthus). The peristyle was especially popular in Hellenistic Greece (some buildings had two peristyles) and in ancient Rome.

peristyle

1. A colonnade surrounding either the exterior of a building or an open space, e.g., a courtyard.
2. The space so enclosed.
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Paul Getty Villa in Malibu, and hence a building of especial pertinence to this Getty Museum publication), with its strange assortment of bronze statues scattered in the peristyle garden, alongside an elongated pool in which proprietors may have kept pet fish--some Roman ichthyophiles even put earrings on their favorites.
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Anthony Peers, site historian during the renovation of Birmingham Town Hall, with a hemp tool bag and tools which were found in the peristyle ceiling of the building during restoration.
Between the villa and the peristyle was a covered walkway, or portico, supported by columns and this provided a shaded place to sit or walk, away from the intense heat of the midday sun.
The exterior walls, including the peristyle entrance and a large, gilded foyer, have been retained in what is grandly--and, in my view, somewhat fancifully--described as a dialogue entre histoire et modernite.
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Lwa are attracted by the sounds of their favorite rhythms and songs, the flash of banners at the start of a Vodou service, and the symbolic veves (designs) drawn for them on the peristyle or temple grounds, the place where ceremonies are held.
But take The opposing law and make a peristyle, And from the peristyle project a masque Beyond the planets.
31) Our temporary construction, resembling the peristyle of a Pompeiian house, was designated as a theater by two members of the Roman Academy, the prime mover behind the revival of that city's classical theater in the 1480s.
It did, in fact, in a three-day ceremony I attended in a small mud peristyle (part of a temple) off a dirt road outside the capital.