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He divides the pedestals into three sorts , according to the magnitude of the
edifices in which they are to be employed , and makes their height , if I
understand him rightly , to consist of from one - quarter to six times the height of
the base , and ...
OF BASES , The height of a base is equal to either a half , three - quarters , or a
whole diameter of the shaft . When placed under pillars of an inferior sort , in
porticoes and the like , and without a pedestal , its height is stated to be one -
The general rule laid down in the Manasára is this : “ The intercolumniation may
be either two , three , four , or five diameters ; it is measured in three ways , lst .
from the inner extremity of the base of one pillar to that of another ; 2dly . from the
The height of vimánas is measured from the base to the apex , exclusive of the
pedestal below , and is equal to one and a half of its breadth . Let the whole
height be divided into eight equal parts ; give one to the ad'hist hána ( base ) ,
two to ...
The height of this temple is divided into twelve parts , one to the base , two to the
pillar , one to the entablature , three - quarters to the pedestal , three - quarters to
the base , one and a - half to the pillar , three - quarters to the entablature , a half
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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.