partly concave ; and its section is composed of two opposite curves , meeting at
the bisecting point of a line drawn between the points of recess and projection ,
and very much resembling the cima recta and reversa of the western architects .
( 3 ) literally means the neck ; and when employed in pedestals , it is made very
high , and resembles the dado , but every where else it serves as a sort of neutral
member , from which the projections of the rest of the mouldings are measured .
This chapter closes with rules respecting the projection of the highest and of the
most prominent parts of the pedestal , & c . & c . in these words : projection of the
base or upána is equal to its height , or two , three , or four times as much more ...
The projection of the capital is one diameter , or about an eighth part beyond that
of the lowest part of the base ; the fillets project the full , and the torus three -
quarters of their respective heights . The height of the entablature is one - fourth
The projection of the plinth is onethird of the height of the whole base ; the torus
and the platband project equal to their respective heights . The upper ornaments
of this column occupy two diameters , and the capital takes three - quarters of the
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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.