Marble is not alike in all countries.
Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies.
Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
The thickness of the walls should be sufficient for two armed men to pass each other with ease.
Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.
Dimension regulated the general scale of the work, so that the parts may all tell and be effective.
Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot out of the city, to which the public are not necessarily led but for the purpose of sacrificing to her.
Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.