Rural Architecture: Consisting of Classic Dwellings, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Gothic, and Details Connected with Each of the Orders; Embracing Plans, Elevations Parallel and Perspective, Specifications, Estimates, Framing, Etc. for Private Houses and Churches. Designed for the United States of America

James B. Dow, 1843 - 108 páginas

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Página 107 - Radiris, in geometry, is the semi-diameter of a circle, or a right line drawn from the centre to the circumference ; in mechanics, the spoke of a wheel.
Página 9 - And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Página 37 - Corinthian order," says Sir William Chambers, "is proper for all buildings where elegance, gaiety, and magnificence are required. The ancients employed it in temples dedicated to Venus, to Flora, Proserpine, and the nymphs of fountains, because the flowers, foliage, and volutes with which it is adorned seemed well adapted to the delicacy and elegance of such deities. Being the most splendid of all the orders, it is extremely proper for the decoration of palaces...
Página 102 - Corinthian Order. One of the orders of architecture. Cornice. The projection consisting of several members which crowns or finishes an entablature, or the body or part to which it is annexed. The 102 cornice used on a pedestal is called the cap of the pedestal.
Página 102 - In geometry is either length, breadth, or thickness. Diminution. A term expressing the gradual decrease of thickness in the upper part of a column. Dipteral. A term used by the ancients to express a temple with a double range of columns in each of its flanks.
Página 60 - The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined; Thou wouldst have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the osier wand In many a freakish knot had twined; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Página 103 - Facade. The face or front of any considerable building to a street, court, garden, or other place. Facia. A flat member in the entablature or elsewhere, being in fact nothing more than a band or broad fillet.
Página 58 - ... series of it ; for example, King's • College Chapel, Cambridge, is all panel, except the floor ; for the doors and windows are nothing but pierced panels, included in the general design, and the very roof is a series of them of different shapes.
Página 33 - is particularly affected in churches or temples dedicated to male saints, so the Ionic is principally used in such as are consecrated to females of the matronal state." It is likewise employed in courts of justice, in libraries, colleges, seminaries and other structures having relation to arts or letters ; in private houses and in palaces ; to adorn the women's apartments ; and, says Le Clerc, in all places dedicated to peace and tranquillity. The ancients employed it in temples sacred to Juno,...
Página 102 - ... below. Its use is to carry the water, drop by drop, from the building Corridor. A gallery or open communication to the different apartments of a house. Corsa. The name given by Vitruvius to a platband or square facia, whose height is more than its projecture.

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