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29 of the shaft, exclusive of the base. “Let the height of the pillar,” continues the
first-mentioned author, “be divided into twelve, eleven, ten, nine, or eight parts,
and one be taken for the breadth of the foot of the shaft; and the same being
The capital is equal in height to the upper diameter of the shaft, and its projection
is equal to its height. The form of the capital is called pushpabandha. “The height
of the capital,” says Mánasára, “may be either equal to the breadth of the shaft, ...
37 malei, but I cannot find any thing in the description of pillars contained in the
books under examination, like the works sculptured on the shafts of these models
. They are probably modern improvements, and their workmanship, like that ...
... the shaft, a practice which has never been observed in the Egyptian ; on the
contrary, a diametrically opposite rule has been observed in their shafts, which
are made narrower at the bottom than at the top, and placed upon a square or
... though not without regard to the diameter and length of the shaft; and the forms
of the plainest of them, though they have in reality nothing in common with the
Grecian order, are found at a distant view to bear some resemblance to the Doric
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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.