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Astylar (from Gr. ἀ-, privative, and στῦλος, a column) is an architectural term given to a class of design in which neither columns nor pilasters are used for decorative purposes; thus the Riccardi and Strozzi palaces in Florence are astylar in their design, in contradistinction to Palladio's palaces at Vicenza, which are columnar.[1]


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Astylar". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 821.