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Some of the western authors have traced a certain resemblance in the leading
features of the buildings in Egypt and India , and have thence concluded that
there has very early been a communication of architectural knowledge between
It must be from one to one and a half hasta in length , with a tapering point
resembling the leaf of a bambu , furnished with a share of three , five , or six
angulas long and two thick , and with a beam of three yards in length . This
machine is to be ...
Then , from each of these two points , and with a radius equal to the distance
between them , describe two more circles cutting each other , and resembling ( in
their points of intersection ) the head and tail of a fish , between which draw a
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 .
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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.