... the pádas or pillars , the prastaras or entablatures , the ornaments used in
cavettos under the cupola , the seats raised for the reception of idols , the
sicharas or the domes of temples , the ceremonies observed in laying the first
and the last ...
... as its name implies , treats of that branch of the art which applies to private
houses , but of the description built in that kingdom . my own observations
regarding any affinity which to me may 12 ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE
... 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 round plinth
The same rule is to be observed with regard to the gates of temples . In the front
of the houses should be erected a védica , or raised seat or pedestal on each
side of the door . ” “ The gates and doorways of temples and houses of all classes
... these observations succeeds a detailed enumeration of the proportions of the
different sorts of vimánas , consisting of from one to twelve stories ; but as it would
be extremely tiresome to specify the whole , even in the most abridged form , I ...
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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.