Extensive Definition

In architecture, intercolumniation is the spacing between columns in a colonnade, as measured at the bottom of their shafts. In classical, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, intercolumniation was determined by a system devised by the 1st century BC Roman architect Vitruvius. Vitruvius compiled standard intercolumniations for the three classical Greek orders, expressed in terms of the column diameter,

Standard intercolumniations

The standard intercolumniations are:; Systyle : two diameters; Diastyle : three diameters; Araeosystyle : alternating araeostyle and systyle


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