"Unit of measurement" Quotes from Famous Books
... of the orders, including the Doric, the column was given a base one half of a diameter in height (the unit of measurement being the diameter of the lower part of the shaft, the crassitudo of Vitruvius). The shaft was made to contract about one-sixth in diameter toward the capital, under which it was terminated by an astragal or collar of small mouldings; at the base it ended in a slight ...
— A Text-Book of the History of Architecture - Seventh Edition, revised • Alfred D. F. Hamlin
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