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Langley, Batty, 1696-1751 / The city and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs, or, The art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture
(1756)

Chap. 1. Of the manner of proportioning the five orders of columns in architecture,   pp. [3]-16


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ART of DESIGNING and WORKING
         THE
ORNAMENTAL PARTS of
B (JILDINC&
                      CHAP.      I.
Of the Manner of Proportioning the Five Orders of Columns in
                     by Aliquot Parts.
   I. Of the TUSCAN ORDER.
PR OR. I. ~To proportion the Heights of the princi-
 pal Parts of the Tufcan Order, Fig. I. Plate 1.
           ~RAC9uICE.  Divide ao a given
            Height into ~ equal Parts, the
    Wi lower x Part k a is the Height
            of the Pedeftal.  Divide a k the
                ining 4 Parts into 5 equal
            Parts, the upper i Part ad, is the
Height of the Entablature, and dk, the lower 4,
of the Column.
PRO B~ H. ~Tio proportion the Heiglots of the princi-
   pal Parts of the Tufcan Pedefta4 Fig. LI.
  Divide 'v w a given Height intO 4 Parts, the
                 a
                                               Architeaure
                                       lower i is the Height of the Plinth,
.~- of the
                                       next i, of the Mouldings on the Plinth~
and half
                                       the upper i of the Cornice.
                                       P R 0 B. III.  ~T'o proportion the
Hesghts of the
                                         Members on the Plintb; and of the
Cornice of
                                         the Tufcan PedejIal.
                                         If the Mouldings on the Plinth be
an inverted -
                                       Cima re&a between two Fillets,
divide the Height
                                       in 6, give i to each Fillet, and 4
tO the Cima;
                                       but if the Mouldings are a Caveto
<on a Fillet,
                                       give 4 to the Caveto and 2 to the
Filler.  Di-
                                       vide the Height of the Cornice in
6, give the
                                       upper i to the Regula E, the next
3 to the
                                       Fafcia F, and the remaining. 2 to
a Cima rever{~,
                                       or a Caveto with its Fillet, whofe
Height is half
                                       one Part.
                                                    B2                  PROB.
THE


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