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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considered as a just proportion for this
masculine order: the measurements are
according to M. Desgodetz. The denteles
in the cornice belong not so properly to
this order as to the Ionic: I have taken
the liberty to alter the slope of the corona,
which in the original is declining, and is
thought in modern times to have a heavy
effect: it was executed there on the rule
before stated; or perhaps for some optical
reason, as it had a considerable elevation.
The column has eight diameters, which is
now the general practice, is without a
base, but the attic base, or its peculiar one
may be used. This example is not fluted ;
but the base to this order (Plate VII.)
shews the manner of a Doric fluted co-
lumn, which differs from every other,
being very shallow, and without any space
or'-fillet between the flutings, which are
generally twenty, sometimes twenty-four.

The modern proportions from the be-
fore-cited author, are as follow :

" The height of the column, including
its capital and base, is sixteen modules:
the height oftheentablature, four modules;
which being divided into eight parts, two
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