## An Encyclopædia of Architecture: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical |

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They have long been acquainted with the use of the arch composed of wedge-

shaped

is one of their most remarkable monuments. It consists of an earthen mound, ...

They have long been acquainted with the use of the arch composed of wedge-

shaped

**voussoirs**, perhaps long before it was known in Europe. Their great wallis one of their most remarkable monuments. It consists of an earthen mound, ...

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Those included by surfaces whereof some are plane and others with a simple

curvature, as cylinders, cones, or parts of them, and the

Solids enclosed by one or several surfaces of double flexure, as the sphere, ...

Those included by surfaces whereof some are plane and others with a simple

curvature, as cylinders, cones, or parts of them, and the

**voussoirs**of arches. 3d.Solids enclosed by one or several surfaces of double flexure, as the sphere, ...

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... and that nothing remains but the arrisses or edges which form the extremes of

the surfaces of the

would result from this consideration being considered transparent would project ...

... and that nothing remains but the arrisses or edges which form the extremes of

the surfaces of the

**voussoirs**. The whole assemblage of material lines whichwould result from this consideration being considered transparent would project ...

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... it follows that those which form the springings must be infinitely heavy, in order

to resist the effects of the superior

not only would the construction of a semicircular arch be an impossibility, but also

...

... it follows that those which form the springings must be infinitely heavy, in order

to resist the effects of the superior

**voussoirs**. Now, according to this hypothesis,not only would the construction of a semicircular arch be an impossibility, but also

...

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In the Memoirs of the Academy of Sciences, 1729, M. Couplet published a

memoir on the thrusts of arches, wherein he adopts the hypothesis of polished

whereof arches ...

In the Memoirs of the Academy of Sciences, 1729, M. Couplet published a

memoir on the thrusts of arches, wherein he adopts the hypothesis of polished

**voussoirs**; but, finding the theory would not be applicable to the materialswhereof arches ...

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Seite 6 - In taking two stations having the same value, the one to the north and the other to the south of...

Seite 316 - The angle at the centre of a circle is double of the angle at the circumference upon the same base, that is, upon the same part of the circumference.

Seite 16 - The western face, which is the least elevated, is the most interesting on account of the appearance of building it presents. Near the summit of it appears a low wall, with interruptions, built of unburnt bricks, mixed up with chopped straw or reeds, and cemented with clay-mortar of great thickness, having between every layer a layer of reeds ; and on the north side are also some vestiges of a similar construction.

Seite 375 - As 360 is to the degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the whole circle to the area of the sector.

Seite 17 - ... in breadth, diminishing in thickness to the top, which is broken and irregular, and rent by a large fissure extending through a third of its height.

Seite ix - Vive, vale ; si quid novisti rectius istis, Candidus impertí ; si non, his utere mecum.

Seite 51 - Twenty-five years, and above three millions sterling, were employed by the founder: his liberal taste invited the artists of Constantinople, the most skilful sculptors and architects of the age; and the buildings were sustained or adorned by twelve hundred columns of Spanish and African, of Greek and Italian marble. The hall of audience was...

Seite 372 - PROBLEM I. To find the area of a parallelogram, whether it be a square, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a rhomboides.

Seite 199 - The taste of all these stately mansions was that bastard style which intervened between Gothic and Grecian architecture; or which perhaps was the style that had been invented for the houses of the nobility, when they first ventured on the settlement of the kingdom after the termination of the quarrel between the Roses, to abandon their fortified dungeons, and consult convenience and magnificence...

Seite 216 - What the back-ground is in painting, in architecture is the real ground on which the building is erected ; and no architect took greater care that his work should not appear crude and hard, that is, that it did not abruptly start out of the ground without expectation or preparation.