Corinthian/classical architecture buffs, help me out!

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    May 30, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    Does anyone know any place online where I may mind the proper proportions for a Corinthian plinth/pedestal below a column as well as for the balustrade/parapet that would sit above the the entablature?

    I took on a side-project for work (property development) and submitted a rough sketch for a classical conservatory building. I want to built it in AutoCAD though and I'm a nut for detail so I'm missing this proportions!

    Any help would be appreciated.

    For others who are curious as to what I mean, all of the proportions in classical columned architecture, even the mouldings, are scaled to modules (lowest radius of a column shaft) and parts (one-thirtieth of a module).
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    May 30, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Google Palladio proportions? Or classical arcitecture proportions/ratios? It is a fascinating area that I really wish I had the drive to pursue.
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    May 30, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    http://theclassicalorders.com/images/21-Corinthian-V-Base.pdf
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    May 30, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    This is more complete:

    www.decoform.com%2FPDF%2FCatalogue%2FIndex%2520Column%2520Covers.pdf&ei=WabGT_vpDcjf0QGhnKSSCw&usg=AFQjCNGUhqYP-F9xJvs0T9qupV577HfrI
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    May 30, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidhttp://theclassicalorders.com/images/21-Corinthian-V-Base.pdf

    You're awesome, Caslon. I'm impressed. ;-)
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    May 30, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Outlands saidThis is more complete:

    www.decoform.com%2FPDF%2FCatalogue%2FIndex%2520Column%2520Covers.pdf&ei=WabGT_vpDcjf0QGhnKSSCw&usg=AFQjCNGUhqYP-F9xJvs0T9qupV577HfrI

    Are those classical proportions or those of the company?
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    May 30, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    TerraFirma said
    Caslon19000 saidhttp://theclassicalorders.com/images/21-Corinthian-V-Base.pdf

    You're awesome, Caslon. I'm impressed. ;-)

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    May 30, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidhttp://theclassicalorders.com/images/21-Corinthian-V-Base.pdf


    That's not the plinth ;) I'm looking for the "box" that the whole column would sit on.

    The lower part is the plinth but this isn't the right classical order:

    4_Column-Pedestal_2d_1-e1288110164893.jp
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    May 30, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    96, The base of the Corinthian Order (Plate XIX) is composed of a plinth, two torus mouldings, and two scotias separated by a double bead. Its total height is twenty-three, of which seven and five-tenths is for the plinth; five and five-tenths for the first torus; one for the fillet; one and five-tenths for the first scotia; two for the beads and their annulets; one and five-tenths for the second scotia; five-tenths for its listel; and three and five-tenths for the second torus.

    Read more: http://chestofbooks.com/architecture/Cyclopedia-Carpentry-Building-7-10/The-Corinthian-Order-Continued.html#ixzz1wOsrcv78

    The-Corinthian-Order-Continued-0700255.j