Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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are appropriate to the cornice of this
order.

The Composite order is the same as the
Corinthian in its proportions, and nearly
alike in its effects: the addition of the
Ionic volute to the capital, gives a bolder
projection. It is applicable in the same
manner as the Corinthian. Denteles and
modillions were applied together in the
cornice.

The examples chosen to exhibit the ef-
fects, and give a general idea of the pro-
portions of the several parts at one view,
are selected from antiques ; these compo-
sitions having stood the test of ages, for
their symmetry and effect: the modern
proportions in the descriptive account, I
have taken from Sir William Chambers's
useful Treatise on Civil Architecture. To
the examples shewn in the plates, the mea-
surements are figured to each particular
member; thus, by comparing them, the
variations of the moderns from the ancients
may be easily known.

The measurements are in minutes, that
is, one-half of the lower diameter divided
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