Aldrich, Henry; Smyth, Philip [Übers.]
The Elements Of Civil Architecture: According To Vitruvius And Other Ancients, And The Most Approved Practice Of Modern Authors, Especially Palladio — London, 1789 [Cicognara Nr. 395]

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CIVIL ARCHITECTURE. 63

Circular form, and spreading out from the opposite angles of
the mansion, seem to invite strangers to their embraces ; on the
Tides of which, and in the front, and near the river, are the
stables, behind are the kitchens, and over these offices apper-
taining to them. In the middle of the sront of the mansion is
a loggia or vestibule of eight columns os the Composite Or-
der, and forty feet high, whose intercolumniations in the mid-
dle are systyle, on each side pycnostyle. Behind these are pi-
lasters two feet wide, and one and a quarter thick, which sup-
port an open gallery to the height of the first story; on the
Tides are construdted two loggias of fix columns each. Behind
the vestibule, on each side of the entrance is a dining room
or triclinium, 20 feet broad and 40 long ; on the side of each
is an exhedra twenty feet in the square, whose height is ses-
quitertian cf its side ; for a ceiling construdled with a schiffo,
requires a third of its side for the height of the coving.
Through the entrance you go into the great court, whether
you call it peristyle or caviedium ; it has two orders of co-
lumns all round ; the higher are Corinthian, a fifth part
smaller than the Ionic placed under them : the porticos are
as wide as their columns are high, their diameter deduced,
and the adjoining apartments are the same, in order that the
roof may receive as much support as possible from the parti-
tion wall. In the inner portico, opposite the entrance, is the
grand staircase, with a double ascent, as in plate 27 ; then is
seen a larger saloon, or cecus, 30 feet broad, the length is
double and sesquialteral of the breadth. It has wings with
columns, by which the symmetry of the other parts is pro-
portioned to the height. The hall above this has none, as
its height reaches to the roof; the apartments placed in the
same story are as high only as they are broad. The remaining
(pace to the height of the hall is lest sor enterloles.

§.4. A house built in the suburbs is of a middle nature,
between the town house and the villa. In the construction

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