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partly concave; and its section is composed of two opposite curves, meeting at
the bisecting point of a line drawn between the points of recess and projection,
and very much resembling the cima recta and reversa of the western architects.
(3) literally means the neck; and when employed in pedestals, it is made very
high, and resembles the dado, but every where else it serves as a sort of neutral
member, from which the projections of the rest of the mouldings are measured.
This chapter closes with rules respecting the projection of the highest and of the
most prominent parts of the pedestal, &c. &c. in these words: “The projection of
the base or upána is equal to its height, or two, three, or four times as much more
The projection of the capital is one diameter, or about an eighth part beyond that
of the lowest part of the base; the fillets project the full, and the torus three-
quarters of their respective heights. The height of the entablature is one-fourth of
that of ...
The projection of the plinth is onethird of the height of the whole base; the torus
and the platband project equal to their respective heights. The upper ornaments
of this column occupy two diameters, and the capital takes three-quarters of the ...
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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.