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In the latter situations especially, their decorations will be found to have
employed much of the skill of the Hindú artists, and the most finished specimens
of them may be justly said to surpass any thing of the kind in the Grecian or
Roman orders ...
... I confine myself to the Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman, and to them only with
regard to a few leading particulars. The difference in the Indian orders, consists
chiefly in the proportion between the thickness and height of pillars; while that of
The orders of India, and of Greece and Rome, are remarkable for the beautiful
effect of their proportions, a circumstance to which little regard has been paid by
the Egyptians. Both the Indian and Grecian columns are diminished gradually in
The plan of the Grecian and Roman columns is always round; but the plan of the
Hindú columns admits of every shape, and is frequently found in the
quadrangular and octangular form, and richly adorned with sculptured ornaments
. The form ...
The capitals of the Grecian columns invariably mark the distinction of the several
orders: those of the Indian are varied at pleasure, though not without regard to
the diameter and length of the shaft; and the forms of the plainest of them, though
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.