What is Art - essay by Leo Tolstoy

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Post by philippabrodie » March 1st, 2009, 3:37 pm

Hello! I love art theory and have been reading this cracking treatise by Tolstoy. As Rainer is faithfully co-ordinating the stormy seas of War and Peace I thought this would be a good addition too. I wouldn't mind reading it all or in a group, if anyone's interested? :)
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Post by RuthieG » March 1st, 2009, 3:42 pm

This doesn't appear to be on Gutenberg, but may be found on the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/details/whatisart00tolsuoft

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Post by philippabrodie » March 1st, 2009, 3:56 pm

Thanks! Is the Internet Archive fair game to read from? Sorry, just to clarify post sticky reading, I'd happily do this as a solo project if an MC is interested.
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Post by RuthieG » March 1st, 2009, 4:18 pm

philippabrodie wrote:Thanks! Is the Internet Archive fair game to read from? Sorry, just to clarify post sticky reading, I'd happily do this as a solo project if an MC is interested.
One has to be a little careful to check that the copyright status is OK. In this case, Tolstoy died in 1910, and the translator Aylmer Maude died in 1938, so both of those are OK for those, like me and you, who live in countries where copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the author and translator.

The book itself was written in 1904, so this means that is out of copyright in the USA, where our files are hosted.

It's quite a substantial book - over 200 pages - but if you feel that you can handle that, follow the instructions here and post the completed solo template in the New Projects Launch Pad. :)

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Post by philippabrodie » March 1st, 2009, 4:41 pm

Actually, yes, I might have been a bit overly optomistic, timewise! Would any other readers be interested for a group project?
http://laspecola.blogspot.com

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Post by ColleenMc » May 9th, 2021, 9:30 am

This text is now on Project Gutenberg as of March 2021:

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64908

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Post by josephjaywilliams » May 29th, 2021, 8:39 am

Hi, I'd be happy to discuss, although I don't know if I'd commit to the full thing as this is my first time on Librivox, and I have a lot going on with work. I've done creation and teaching of online courses (here's my intro viewtopic.php?f=17&t=87566) but less familiar with what technology people use here and what process to follow, so advice welcome.

But I'd definitely commit to recording at least one chapter, and I might even be able to do 4-5! Just need some advice/suggestions on how to start:

E.g. my first Prototype of starting would be to start with the last chapter of. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/64908/64908-h/64908-h.htm#chap01

and then start working backwards.

(Because I'm assuming if people started they started with the first, whereas low probability anyone has done the last :D)

Then I'd record it using this app Hiq-mp3 player on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hiqrecorder.free&hl=en&gl=US) as I have it on my phone and I assume mp3 files are good (please correct me if I'm wrong).

But I'm open to other suggestions of how to get rolling, or how I can be most useful! I'm also open to really another other project at all, just to get trained and rolling. Examples of books I've really enjoyed are Terry Pratchett discworld (humour), books by Jane Austen, non-fiction history that has lessons for modern day life, philosophy classics that are still relevant. But I'm really open to suggestions, as there is tons out there I have no idea would be interesting, so educate me please :D.

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Post by mightyfelix » May 29th, 2021, 5:34 pm

josephjaywilliams wrote:
May 29th, 2021, 8:39 am
Hi, I'd be happy to discuss, although I don't know if I'd commit to the full thing as this is my first time on Librivox, and I have a lot going on with work. I've done creation and teaching of online courses (here's my intro viewtopic.php?f=17&t=87566) but less familiar with what technology people use here and what process to follow, so advice welcome.

But I'd definitely commit to recording at least one chapter, and I might even be able to do 4-5! Just need some advice/suggestions on how to start:

E.g. my first Prototype of starting would be to start with the last chapter of. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/64908/64908-h/64908-h.htm#chap01

and then start working backwards.

(Because I'm assuming if people started they started with the first, whereas low probability anyone has done the last :D)

Then I'd record it using this app Hiq-mp3 player on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hiqrecorder.free&hl=en&gl=US) as I have it on my phone and I assume mp3 files are good (please correct me if I'm wrong).

But I'm open to other suggestions of how to get rolling, or how I can be most useful! I'm also open to really another other project at all, just to get trained and rolling. Examples of books I've really enjoyed are Terry Pratchett discworld (humour), books by Jane Austen, non-fiction history that has lessons for modern day life, philosophy classics that are still relevant. But I'm really open to suggestions, as there is tons out there I have no idea would be interesting, so educate me please :D.
Welcome! Your best place to start is with your 1-minute test: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test You are right that mp3 files are needed, but not all mp3s are created equal. :wink: We need certain tech parameters, and the test is to be sure that your recording will match those.

Then you'll want to find a project that is already up and running. This essay does look interesting, but so far, no one has volunteered to coordinate it. This means that no one is recording any part of it currently, at least not for us. And you'd need a coordinator unless you want to commit to doing the whole thing yourself (which we strongly recommend you do NOT do until you have more experience here).

Projects that are looking for readers can be found in any of our Readers Wanted forums. That's the best place to find your first project while you're waiting on your test to be okayed. :D

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