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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RUDIMENTS OF

lumns are from forty to fifty feet high, the
lower diameter is divided into eight parts;
seven of which are for the top diameter.
If any are higher than those mentioned,
they shall have the same proportions for
their diminution .—An additional thickness
is properly given, on account of the in-
creased height; for, as the eye is attracted
by beauty it is necessary it should be flat-
tered by the pleasure it receives from pro-
portionate and just distribution of parts,
as it is when deceived by judicious addi-
tions ; else the whole will have a bulky and
inelegant effect.''


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