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Post by Sue Anderson » January 10th, 2020, 7:30 am

BettyB wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 5:06 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_ramblesaboutrome_wharton_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time is 12.20

"Rambles about Rome" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
The Travel Magazine Volume XIII No. 1 October, 1907

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951002796831t&view=1up&seq=36

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton 1845-1928

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Thanks, Betty! :) This is definitely the season of the year for some travel reads!

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Post by soupy » January 10th, 2020, 8:00 am

Thanks Betty :D

How Rome has changed over a short period of time.

She should see it now.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 10th, 2020, 12:25 pm

The sunbeam and the spectrascope (1863), by Howard Townsend (1823-1867)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_sunbeamandspectrascope_townsend_rap_128kb.mp3
duration 27:55


text: https://archive.org/details/9616214.nlm.nih.gov/page/n1

Thank you! :9:

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 10th, 2020, 3:19 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 12:25 pm
The sunbeam and the spectrascope (1863), by Howard Townsend (1823-1867)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_sunbeamandspectrascope_townsend_rap_128kb.mp3
duration 27:55


text: https://archive.org/details/9616214.nlm.nih.gov/page/n1

Thank you! :9:
Thanks, Rapunzelina! :) Most interesting!

I see from Wikipedia's article about Townsend (a medical doctor and lecturer at Albany Medical College) that "as a lecturer he was distinguished for his clearness and ability to impart a thorough knowledge of the subjects. He was noted for his ability to awaken enthusiasm in the students... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Townsend. His "Sunbeam and Spectrascope" has that clarity! Such statements as "should the sun shine uninterruptedly upon a granite monolith or a bronze statue, it would perish independently of any other destructive influence" really caught my attention!

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Post by soupy » January 10th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Thanks, Rapunzelina!

Well read. PLOK

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 11th, 2020, 3:08 am

Thank you so much, Sue and Craig! I agree about the author's clarity. It was easy to focus even for me, a non native English speaker :mrgreen: I am thinking of reading more by this lecturer. :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 11th, 2020, 5:22 pm

Hi, here is one from me:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_ravenna_ricci_sa_128kb.mp3

"The Mosaics of Ravenna, Italy"
an excerpt from Ravenna by Conrado Ricci
translated from the Italian, 1907

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.fl2n7v&view=1up&seq=13

The excerpt, which focuses on the mosaics of the church of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, starts on page 9 and continues through the first six paragraphs on page 10. From there it goes to page 15 to pick up the 2nd complete paragraph ("As in the first of the three periods..."). From there it goes to page 18 and starts at the beginning of the third complete paragraph ("A marvelous edifice is the church...") and continues to the dividing mark on page 23.

Conrado Ricci, "to whom it is due that so many priceless treasures of Italian art have been rescued from neglect or the grasp of the foreign buyer" was, in 1906, appointed the Italian Director-General of Antiquities and Fine Arts.

https://books.google.com/books?id=YNMCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA448&lpg=PA448&dq=Conrado+Ricci+ravenna&source=bl&ots=D9f9wuwjFP&sig=ACfU3U3rIowS29gYGjwiRts7p1IsWjCc3g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjI_KXS4fzmAhWZbs0KHYg6AKEQ6AEwAnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Conrado%20Ricci%20ravenna&f=false

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Post by soupy » January 11th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Thanks Sue.

The whole of the Gospel story in Mosaic form from of old :D

Interesting and PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 14th, 2020, 3:37 pm

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 18th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Hi, Here is another selection from Guptill's book on Pencil Drawing:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_composition_guptill_sa_128kb.mp3

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044033534157&view=1up&seq=114

"Composition and Drawing from Photographs"
an excerpt from Sketching and Rendering in Pencil
by Arthur L. Guptill
1922

26:11

pp. 94-101, beginning with 3rd paragraph on page 94, and ending with 1st paragraph on page 101.

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Post by soupy » January 20th, 2020, 8:00 am

Thanks for Composition and Drawing from Photographs Sue :D

Balance and Unity - not only in drawing but elsewhere is needed.

PLOK


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Post by Sue Anderson » January 20th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Thanks for the PL, Craig! :)

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Post by Availle » January 20th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Here is a very short one about

Robert Fulton
Scientific American magazine, Vol. 2 Issue 1, September 1846
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27867/27867-h/27867-h.htm#fulton

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_robertfulton_sciam_ava_128kb.mp3
5:40
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 20th, 2020, 6:46 pm

Availle wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Here is a very short one about

Robert Fulton
Scientific American magazine, Vol. 2 Issue 1, September 1846
Thanks, Availle! :) I didn't know that Robert Fulton was a painter before he became an inventor. That interests me, as I just finished reading a biography of Samuel Morse (he of the telegraph) who made a similar transition from painting to the mechanical arts. I wonder what a contemporary version of that career path would be?

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Post by Availle » January 20th, 2020, 9:28 pm

An ex-colleague of mine studied and got a degree in organ music (aka he could play an organ in a church). Afterwards, he turned around, got a PhD in computer science and became a professor at my institute.

Is that the kind of carreer you're looking for? :wink:
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