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Greek Ionic Order

The general proportions of the Ionic order.

¶ Take any height, as in the foregoing orders, Tuscan order and Doric order, 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 remaining 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.

Ionic Order
Plate III, Ionic Order Picture.

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