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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To temples, whose walls with the antse
project to form a porch, two columns are
placed opposite the walls which form the
cell; thus blending the Tuscan and Greek

Again, others by removing the walls of
the cell, and placing them between the
intercolumniation, leave a very large space
within the cell; the other parts preserve
the same proportion and symmetry. Thus
has arisen a new order, which is called
Pseudodipteral; and this kind is particu-?
larly useful for sacrifices. The same kind
of temple cannot be made to every god
because of the diversity of the ceremonies;
to be performed.

Thus I have explained, as far as I was
able, every kind of sacred building—their
order—the symmetry of their parts—the
difference of their figure; and what variety
is to be observed in them, I have been
careful in writing."

The elegance and magnificence of a
structure depending very much on the pro-
per placing of the columns ; and as it ap-
pears connected with the subject here
treated of, I add the rules laid down by
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