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Post by Leni » July 7th, 2012, 5:29 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-stones-of-venice-volume-2-by-john-ruskin/

The Stones of Venice, volume 2 by John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) .
The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Intending to prove how the architecture in Venice exemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin examined the city in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city as well. The book aroused considerable interest in Victorian Britain and beyond. The chapter "The Nature of Gothic" (chapter 6) was admired by William Morris, who published it separately in an edition which is in itself an example of Gothic revival. It inspired Marcel Proust; the narrator of the Recherche visits Venice with his mother in a state of enthusiasm for Ruskin. The Stones of Venice is considered one of the most influential books of the 19th century. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Leni)
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Post by MorganScorpion » July 7th, 2012, 5:36 pm

Could I have chapters 12-17 please?
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Post by JohanLiebert » July 7th, 2012, 6:05 pm

Hello Leni!

May I claim chapter 1? :)
April Gonzales :D
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Post by Leni » July 7th, 2012, 7:43 pm

Woohoo! Thanks for the fast claims! :D
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Post by pkrantz » July 16th, 2012, 4:22 pm

Hi Leni!

I'd like to take on the 3 sections of Chapter 7 - Gothic Palaces please.
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by JohanLiebert » July 16th, 2012, 5:01 pm

Leni, do I read the footnotes too?
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Post by Leni » July 16th, 2012, 6:53 pm

Pamela, thanks for claiming!

April, you don't need to read them, but if you come across a footnote that you find important, feel free to. :)
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Post by pkrantz » July 20th, 2012, 1:18 pm

Section 18 - Chap. 7, Gothic Palaces, part 1 uploaded.

Duration: 38:50
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/stonesofvenice2_18_ruskin.mp3
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Leni » July 20th, 2012, 2:30 pm

Thanks, Pamela! :) Always nice to see the first file in.
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Post by MorganScorpion » July 20th, 2012, 5:42 pm

"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Post by pkrantz » July 22nd, 2012, 5:41 pm

Section 19 - Chapter 07, Gothic Palaces, Part 2 is uploaded.

Duration: 32:13
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/stonesofvenice2_19_ruskin.mp3
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Leni » July 22nd, 2012, 7:13 pm

Thanks much, Morgan and Pamela!
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Post by pkrantz » July 24th, 2012, 11:55 am

Section 20 - Chapter 07, Gothic Palaces, Part 3 is uploaded.
40:41
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/stonesofvenice2_20_ruskin.mp3
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by Leni » July 24th, 2012, 6:51 pm

And that's all he had to say about Gothic Palaces! :D

Thanks again, Pamela!
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Post by acompletecircle » July 30th, 2012, 3:11 pm

Hello! If you still need PL-ing, I'd love to help. Can I be DPL for this project? It seems really interesting!

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