Post, Pieter

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Post, Pieter (1608–69). Dutch architect. He assisted van Campen at the Mauritshuis, The Hague (1630s), the Town Hall, Amsterdam (1648–55), and supervised the building of the Noordeinde Palace, The Hague (1640s), a dignified and serene building. Post designed the Huis ten Bosch, The Hague (1645–51—influenced by Palladio's Villa Capra, Vicenza), with its cruciform domed Oranjezaal (Orange Hall); the Waaghuis (Weigh-House), Leiden (1657–9), with a Tuscan Order on the rusticated base; and the handsome Town Hall, Maastricht (1656–64). His refined Palladian style can also be seen at the De Onbeschaamde House, 123–5 Wijnstraat, Dordrecht (1650–3). He may have designed the town-plan and several buildings at Mauritsstad, Brazil (1630s). His style had considerable influence on English architects, notably May, and he also built in Germany.

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