The artists repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches — 3.1789

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The Doric entablature is in height
The Ionic -
The Corinthian -
The Tuscan -
The Composite -

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The pedestal is comparatively a modern addition to
the orders, and is that on which the base of the column
rests : its general height is one-fourth the height of
the column and entablature taken together. It is some-
times made lower, but never higher.
The pedeltal is divided into the base (at bottom);
the die, or square part (in the middle) ; and the sur-
base, or cap, at the higher part.
The column is divided into the Base, the Shaft, the
Capital.
The entablature is divided into the Architrave, the
Frieze, the Cornice.
In drawing the Doric order, eredt a line of the just
height required ; one-fisth is the height of the pedestal.
Divide the remainder into five parts ; four to the co-
lumn, one to the entablature. The column divided into
eight parts, one-eighth is the diameter. The base is
half a diameter, and the capital half a diameter. The
base of the column projects on each side one-third of a
semi-aiameter : Exactly of equal projedtion to the base
(constantly) is the die of the pedestal. The column
diminishes at the top one lixth of its diameter; begin-
ing at one third of its height, and gradually diminishing
as it ascends. The capital projects one fourth of the
smallest diameter (i. e. at top) os the column. The
enta-

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