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The pillars at Tiruvanamalei are estimated to be about thirty feet high , with
proportionate thickness , diminished at the top by a twelfth part of the lower
diameter . There are three kinds of them . The first is placed on a high pedestal
and base ...
The Egyptian columns appear to have no fixed proportion in regard to thickness
and height . In some of the specimens of the ruins of Upper Egypt , the height of
the columns consists of from four to six times the lower diameter , which last ...
The thickness of the wall being divided into twelve equal parts , let five or six be
given to the door - frames or posts without , and seven or eight to the inside of the
door . The door - frames or posts may be placed either in the middle or at the ...
The thickness of the spout should be either eight , ten , twelve , fourteen , or
sixteen angulas . Its length should be equal to the ad'hist'hána , which length
being divided into three equal parts , one is given to the projection below (
lambana ) .
The diameter of the gópura of two stories being divided into seven parts , four to
be given to the interior space , and three to the thickness of the walls . " “ The
diameter of the gópura of three stories being divided into nine parts , four to be
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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.