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His translation was in every respect so correct, and the notes and illustrations
accompanying it exhibited so eminent a degree of knowledge in the several
languages from which the terms and phrases used in the original were generally
With respect to other branches of the art on which information is wanting, it is
stated by good authorities, and there is reason to believe the statement, that
military architecture is treated of at length in some of the ancient treatises on
The general rule adopted by the Hindú architects in this respect, is, that the
thickness at the bottom, being divided into as many parts as there are diameters
in the whole height of the column, one of these parts is invariably diminished at
the top ...
... respect to their magnitude. They are called sántica,” panstica,t.jayada, atbhuta,
Š and sarvacáma. The breadths of these five kinds of temples being divided into
seven, six, five, four, and three parts in due order; ten, nine, eight, and seven of ...
... independently of that sort of light betwixt gloom and glare which increases the
sublimity in architecture; and in beholding these majestic and stupendous works,
we are struck with admiration and respect, and animated with emotions of piety, ...
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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.