Chippendale, Thomas (1718-1779) / The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director: being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and modern taste.
General proportions, pp. 1-3
[ 2 ] Parts; one of them is the Diameter of the Column or Module, which divide into sixty equal Parts, as in the TUSCAN Order, to set off all the Mouldings, as you will see on the right Hand, where you have the Plan of the Cornice. The Column diminishes 1/5 of its Semi-diameter on each Side, from 1/3 Part of its Height to the Top of the Capital. The Base and Capital are each in Height a Semi-diameter. THE GENERAL PROPORTIONS OF THE IoNICK ORD ER. PLATE III. No. 3. TAKE any Height, as in the foregoing Orders, and divide it into five equal Parts, one of these Parts is the Height of the Pedestal; the other four being divided into six Parts, one of them is the Height of the Entablature; the remain- ing four Parts must be divided into nine equal Parts; one of them is the Diameter of the Column or Module, which is divided into sixty equal Parts as before; the Mouldings are at large, with a Scale or Module to draw them. The Column is diminished 1/5 of its Semi-diameter on each Side, from 1/3 Part of its Height. The Base and Capital are each in Height a Semi-diameter. THE GENERAL PROPORTIONS OF THE CORINTHIAN ORDER. PLATE IV. No. 4. THE whole Height is divided into five Parts; one of them must be for the Pedestal, the other four remaining Parts must be divided into five; one of them will give the Height of the Entablature, the other four, betwixt the Pedestal and Entablature, must be divided into ten Parts, one of which is the Diameter of the Column, or Module, which divide into sixty equal Parts as before; the Base is in Height a Semi-diameter of the Column; the Capital is one Module, and ten Parts, in Height: The other Dimensions are as in the IONICK Order. THE
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