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Composite Order of Architecture

The general proportions of the Composite order.

¶ Take any determined height, as in the Corinthian order, and divide it into five parts, one part shall be the height of the pedestal, the other four parts must be divided again into five parts as before; one of them is the height of the entablature: the height of the capital is one module, and ten parts: the column diminishes 1/5 of its semi diameter on each side, from one third part of the height. the dimensions are as in the Corinthian order.

Composite Order
Composite Order of Architecture, Plate V.

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