The first sort * is a column six diameters high ; it is rarely made but upon a high
base and pedestal . The entablature is more than half the altitude of the column ;
and the intercolumniation generally four diameters . The pedestal is of the
There is not any particular rule respecting the intercolumniation of these or any
other sorts of pillars ; but in porticoes , where these pillars are found , the space
between one column and another exceeds three diameters . The general rule
The fourth sort of column is nine diameters high . The base is one of those called
pratibhadra , and is one diameter in height . It is without a pedestal The base is to
be divided into eighteen equal parts , two to be given to the plinth , one to its ...
Roman orders depends , not only on the dimensions of columns , but also on the
form of the other parts belonging to them . Concerning the proportions of columns
, the second sort of column in the Hindú architecture may be compared with the ...
thickness at the base ; and in a column of fifty feet , the diminution is oneeighth .
The higher the columns are , the less they diminish , because the apparent
diminution of the diameter in columns of the same proportion , is always greater ...
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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.