The American Vignola (1905)

Contents
The Five Orders

Arches and Vaults, Roofs and Domes, Doors and Windows, Walls and Ceilings, Steps and Staircases

Arches
Elliptical Arches
Segmental Arches
Palladio’s Motive
Arches Without Pedestals
Arches With Pedestals
Superposed Arches

Arcades

Vaults
Intersecting Cylinders
Groined Arches and Corridors
Grouped Pilasters
Arcades
Rooms
Penetrations
Coved Ceilings
Octagonal Plans

Roofs

Gabled Roofs
Pyramidal Gabled Roofs
Other Roofs
Roofs of Equal Slope

Domes
Octagonal Domes
Half Domes and Niches

Doors and Windows
Doorways
Windows

Walls
Rustication
Quoins
Florentine Arches

Wall Treatment
Pilasters
External Angles
Internal Angles
Double Corners
The Mutulary Doric Order
The Denticulated Doric Order
The Corinithian Order
Columns
Obtuse Angles
Cornices
Ceilings

Steps and Staircases
Nosings
Flights of Two or Three Runs
Winders
Circular Stairs
Balancing
Elliptical Steps
Symmetrical Steps
Cruciform Steps
Vaulted Staircases
Headroom
Lighting
Circular and Spiral Staircases

Sources Cited
Ware, William R. The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1977 (1st edition, 1905-1906).