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In addition to the following examination plates, the student is advised to make such sketches or drawings of the different parts of the Order from the descriptions and references in the text as will enable him to thoroughly understand their different parts and their general forms and proportions.
The following plates are to be drawn out to the required sizes, as indicated in the following section. The plates should be carefully and thoroughly drawn out in pencil before attempting to ink them in. All the large plates are to be drawn on a half-sheet of Strathmore smooth-finish or Whatman's hot-pressed drawing paper, with the border line laid out to the size given, 12 by 16 1/2 inches; and the paper should be trimmed with a half-inch border outside this line, making the paper size of the finished plate 13 by 17 1/2 inches.
The measurement figures given on the various plates may be omitted from the drawings made by the student.
The titles of the plates are to be lettered, generally speaking, in the same fashion as the lettering on the principal drawings illustrating the foregoing section. The student should first be careful to place pencil guide-lines at the top and bottom of his letters, both for capitals and small letters.
The date, the student's name and address, and the plate number should be lettered on each plate in one-line letters, such as are used in the title of Fig. 73.
The student is to draw out to the size of 12 by 16 1/2 inches a plate showing Greek moulding sections. This plate is to include all the mouldings described in the text on pages 109 to 113; and he is to letter each moulding with its proper name. He is to utilize mouldings from the plates illustrated in this Instruction Paper, and may arrange them in the general fashion shown in Fig. 46, obtaining another perpendicular row of mouldings in addition to the eight illustrated in that cat.
An order plate showing the Greek Doric column and entablature after the fashion shown in Plate XXXVIII, is the second examination plate required. This plate may be carefully copied by the student, with the outline enlarged and drawn to the size of 12 by 16 1/2 inches.
The student should draw out the complete Greek Doric column at its entire height, as shown in Plate XXXVII, at the size of the small detail of the cap at the bottom of this same plate.
The student is to draw the facade of the Propylaea on a plate 12 by 16 1/2 inches in size, and is to include sections of the principal mouldings and a detail of the capital, supplying his sections, etc., from the information given on the plates illustrating the Doric Order. The facade of the Propylaea is shown in Fig. 88 at a small scale. This is to be enlarged, retaining the same proportions.
An order plate showing the Greek Ionic column and entablature after the fashion shown in Plate XLI, is the fifth examination plate required. This plate may be copied by the student, with the outline enlarged and drawn to the size of 12 by 16 1/2 inches.
The student is to draw out at the size of 12 by 16 1/2 inches one or the other of the Ionic capitals shown in Plates XLII or XLIII. omitting the measurement figures there given.
The student is to draw out to the size of 12 by 16 1/2 inches the detail from the Erechtheum shown on Plate XLV, taking special pains to retain the character of the moulding sections and carving shown in the original.
The student is to draw out on a plate 12 by 16 1/2 inches in size, a Greek Ionic pedimented facade of four or six columns. It is suggested that he take one of the porches of the Erechtheum for a model. This building is shown in plan in Fig. 67; while the details of the entablature are shown in Plate XLV, and the column is drawn out to a large size in Plate XXXVII. The north porch of this building is further shown in Plate XLIV and Fig. 68.
An order plate showing the Greek Corinthian column and entablature after the fashion shown in Plate XLVII, is the ninth examination plate required. This plate may be enlarged and copied by the student within the outline size of 12 by 16 1/2 inches,
The student is to draw out the Corinthian and Doric columns and entablatures from the Tholos at Epidauros shown in Plates XLVIII and L, showing the columns at their full height, and in-eluding on some part of the drawing the three sections of ornament shown at the bottom of Plate L. Sections of the two entablatures should be included.
The Greek Doorway for the Erechtheum, shown in Fig. 84, is to be drawn on a plate 12 by 16 1/2 inches in size, and to include in the door opening the details shown in Fig. 83 at double the size there drawn. These details are to be inserted in place of the window shown in Fig. 84.