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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architects in examining and delineating
those standards of art; the liberal encou-
ragement these have experienced, has en-
abled them to publish their researches,
which furnish amateurs and students at
home, with most of the advantages ac-
quirable from visits to Rome, Athens, &c.

The important use of this science, and
the elegant accomplishments connected
with its study, have almost rendered a
knowledge of it requisite to the education
of men of rank and taste; and from persons
of high rank and large fortune only, can
Architecture hope to receive its proper en-
couragement, eitherfor elegance or extent.
My intention is not to enter into a detail
of encomiums on the art; but merely to
remark its great utility, and by what high
characters its study has been, and is ho-

I proceed, therefore, to my more im-
mediate design, which is, to give a short
historical account of the five orders of
Architecture of the ancients ; which must
be considered as the basis of true propor-

The great antiquity of building is self-
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