Rule of five orders of architecture

Author:Barozio da Vignola ; Typology: ancient book

Licence: CreativeCommons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ; Year: ; Language: ancient italian

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Vignola in his treatise Rule of five orders of architecture models in 1562, proposes a method divisional for the proportioning of the five orders, the basic criterion, valid for all orders, the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite, establishes a relationship between the pedestal, column and entablature in the ratio 4:12:3. Each order is then to be specified according to their characteristics, derived from the relationship between the base and height of different column for each order.


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