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The first sort* is a column six diameters high; it is rarely made but upon a high
base and pedestal. The entablature is more than half the altitude of the column;
and the intercolumniation generally four diameters. The pedestal is of the second
There is not any particular rule respecting the intercolumniation of these or any
other sorts of pillars; but in porticoes, where these pillars are found, the space
between one column and another exceeds three diameters. The general rule laid
The fourth sort of column is nine diameters high. The base is one of those called
pratib'hadra, and is one diameter in height. It is without a pedestal. The base is to
be divided into eighteen equal parts, two to be given to the plinth, one to its fillet,
Roman orders depends, not only on the dimensions of columns, but also on the
form of the other parts belonging to them. Concerning the proportions of columns,
the second sort of column in the Hindú architecture may be compared with the ...
39 thickness at the base; and in a column of fifty feet, the diminution is oneeighth.
The higher the columns are, the less they diminish, because the apparent
diminution of the diameter in columns of the same proportion, is always greater ...
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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.