Pain, William (1730?-1790?) / The practical house carpenter, or, Youth's instructor containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture; the five orders laid down by an entire new scale.
Frontispieces for Outside and Inside Doors., pp. Plate 29-Plate 33
Page To Face Plate XXIX.
To face plate XXIX. Doric front drawn half an inch to a foot; the clear passage 3 feet 6 inches, the height 7 feet 2 inches, the height of the column 7 feet 4 inches, to be divided into 9 equal parts, one of which parts will be the diameter of the column at the bottom; give one of them to the sub-plinth, half a one to the base, half a one to the cap of the column, and two to the entablature, that will be 30 minutes to the architrave, 45 minutes to the frize, and 45 minutes to the cornices; the distance from center to center of the column is 6 diameters, 15 minutes, which will take 5 modillions; to find the pitch of the pediment set the compasses at a in the tympan of the pediment, and draw the circle b c e, then set the compasses at c, and draw the arch b d e, which gives the height of the pediment at d; this method will give the pitch of any pediment. D 2
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