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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and bath should look to the winter's de-
clining sun, because the afternoon light
is there useful; besides the western sun
shining thereon produces heat, and makes
that aspect warm and pleasant in the
evening ; bed-chambers and libraries,
should look to the east, for in these the
morning light is required; it is also pro-
per, that the books in libraries may not
decay, for in those that look to the south
and west, they will be damaged by damps
and worms, which the humid winds gene-
rate and nourish. The spring and autumn
triclinium should look to the east, for the
windows being then turned from the sun,
proceeding westward, render those places
temperate at the time they are generally
used. The summer triclinium should look
to the north, because this aspect is not
like the others, rendered hot at the summer
solstice; for being turned from the course
of the sun, it remains always cool, and
when used, is salubrious and pleasant.
To the same aspect also, should be dis-
posed Pinacotheca (picture room); as well
as embroidering and painting rooms, that
the colours used in the works, on account
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