An attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in England, from the conquest to the reformation : with a sketch of the Grecian and Roman orders . it becomes a curious question how and why the order shouldbe so altered in Rome. The first order of the Coliseum is a much later work, andis extremely poor in its combinations, but has a capital verymuch like the theatre of Marcellus, and its cornice has an uncutdentil face ^. IONIC ORDER. As the Greeks and Romans differed much in their modelof working the Doric Order, sothere was considerable differencein their execution of the Ionic,though b

An attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in England, from the conquest to the reformation : with a sketch of the Grecian and Roman orders . it becomes a curious question how and why the order shouldbe so altered in Rome. The first order of the Coliseum is a much later work, andis extremely poor in its combinations, but has a capital verymuch like the theatre of Marcellus, and its cornice has an uncutdentil face ^. IONIC ORDER. As the Greeks and Romans differed much in their modelof working the Doric Order, sothere was considerable differencein their execution of the Ionic,though b Stock Photo
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An attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in England, from the conquest to the reformation : with a sketch of the Grecian and Roman orders . it becomes a curious question how and why the order shouldbe so altered in Rome. The first order of the Coliseum is a much later work, andis extremely poor in its combinations, but has a capital verymuch like the theatre of Marcellus, and its cornice has an uncutdentil face ^. IONIC ORDER. As the Greeks and Romans differed much in their modelof working the Doric Order, sothere was considerable differencein their execution of the Ionic, though by no means so great asin the former. The distinguishing feature ofthis order is the capital, whichhas four spiral projections calledvolutes. These, in Greece, wereplaced flat on the front and backof the column, leaving the twosides of a different character, andforming a balustre. But as thisat the external angle producesa disagreeable effect, an angularvolute was sometimes placed there, shewing two volutes, one flat theother angular, to each exteriorface, and a balustre [cusheon] toeach interior [as at the Erectheumin the Acropolis at Athens;] but. B The parts and proportions givenby Sir W. Chambers to this order arearranged in the most masterly and Modern Ionic, Palladio. graceful manner, and present the mostperfect example of the Roman Doric. IONIC ORDEE, 23 this not forming a good combination, a capital was invented[by the Romans] with four angular volutes, and the abacuswith its sides hollowed out ^. This is called the modern [orangular] Ionic capital. In the ancient examples, the list orspiral line of the volute runs along the face of the abacus, straight under the ogee, but in the modern this list springs frombehind the ovolo ; and in the hollow of the abacus, which is anovolo, fillet, and cavetto, is generally placed a flower. The abacusof the ancient capital has only a small ogee for its moulding. There are examples at Athens of an astragal to the ancientIonic capital bel

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