The American Vignola, Part 2

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International Textbook Company, 1903 - Architecture

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Page 24 - In the decoration of walls, pilasters, rather than columns, naturally play the chief part, sometimes accompanied by a pedestal course, or by an Attic, or by both. The wall surfaces between the pilasters are often occupied by a second and smaller order, surmounted by an entablature, or merely by a string-course.
Page 24 - Motive. The spaces remaining may then be occupied^ by niches, with round or square heads, with or without pediments, or by panels, with or without crossettes. Any of these may be cut through to make a door or window.
Page 5 - Doric the opening of the archway is made a little wider, and in the Corinthian and Composite...
Page 3 - ... above it. In this case, the arch is said to be Stilted (Fig.
Page 5 - The diameter of the shaft, and the height of the pilaster and of the entablature, are only about three-fourths as great as when there is no pedestal.

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