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Cyclopedia of architecture, carpentry, and building - a general reference work (1912) (14779395584)

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Cyclopedia of architecture, carpentry, and building - a general reference work (1912) (14779395584)

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Identifier: cyclopediaofarch08ameruoft (find matches)
Title: Cyclopedia of architecture, carpentry, and building : a general reference work
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: American Technical Society
Subjects: Architecture Building
Publisher: Chicago : American Technical Society
Contributing Library: Kelly - University of Toronto
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Roman Doric, Ionic, andCorinthian columns were derived from the earlier Greek forms, andthat the Roman variety of each style is a comparatively directgrowth from the original, even though it varies from it in manyessentials. System of Measurement for the Order. It is necessary, inorder to arrive at a proper comparison of the Order, to adopt a generalUnit of Measurement, which will be the Diameter of the column atthe base, this diameter, in the Greek Orders, being divided into sixtyparts, called Minutes, which are as often used to form two Modulesof 30 Parts each. The term diameter when used as a unit ofmeasurement, always refers to the diameter through the bottom of thecolumn or shaft directly above the mouldings at the base. The diameter of the Roman column is divided into two modulesas a unit of measurement. The Roman module is subdivided intotwelve parts for the Doric Order^ and eighteen parts for the Ionic andCorinthian Orders. Thus each module is equal to one-half a diameter; 42
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