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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 ...
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).
59 “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 göpura 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.