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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accompanied with ornaments pleasing and
elegant."-'—" Succeeding architects much
approving the taste and ingenuity of this
design, allowed eight diameters and a half
to this order."

This account of Vitruvius points out in
what manner another column or order of
Architecture was introduced, an invention
which has justly been celebrated and fol-
lowed, on account of the beauty and ele-
gance of its parts. Many temples, and
other structures have been built of this
order in various parts of Greece and Italy.
It may be observed, and is indeed rather
singular, that on the Etruscan vases, whose
age we do not know and on pieces of an-
cient sculpture wherever columns are re-
presented, they most generally are marked
with the character of the Ionic volute,
although accompanied with the Doric

Vitruvius records an anecdote much in
praise of the Ionic order, in the following
words: " The difficulty attending the pro-
per adjustment of the mutules, metopes,
and triglyphs in Doric structures, was such,
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