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Architectural Columns & Bases

The bases for the columns of each architectural order.

¶ The bases are in height a semi diameter of the column, their projections are 1/3 of the height; their members are of an easy form, being most of them a semi-circular, except the scotia, which is a mixti-linear drawn from two centers, in this manner, as in the ionic base. having drawn and divided the bigness of each member, and the centers of the upper and lower torus, then let fall a perpendicular from the center of the upper torus, and divide it within the space of the scotia into seven parts, the three uppermost will be the segment of the circle drawn to the oblique line: the other segment is drawn by fixing the center where the oblique cuts the perpendicular; the other scotias are drawn in the same manner. the mouldings are all the same as pricked or marked in the orders.

Columns and Bases
Architectural Columns & Bases, Plate VI.

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