[SOLO] Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual by F. Matthias Alexander-mas

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Post by Kazbek » January 11th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual by F. Matthias Alexander (1869 - 1955) and others.


F. Matthias Alexander was an Australian actor who is best known as the inventor of the Alexander Technique, a method for "unlearning" acquired habits of movement and posture that are harmful or suboptimal, and allowing natural, healthy patterns of body use to emerge in their place. Alexander Technique is now taught by specially trained instructors through in-person lessons around the world, and is particularly popular among musicians and other performance artists. In this 1923 book, considered by many to be his best, Alexander explains the principles of his technique and the theory behind it. It includes an introduction by the American philosopher and educator John Dewey, who studied the technique with Alexander. (Summary by Kazbek)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://books.google.com/books?id=oQtVAAAAMAAJ
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Post by Kazbek » January 11th, 2021, 5:42 pm

This 1942 reprint is the earliest I could find. It gives a copyright of 1923. The same scan is also available in full view at HathiTrust:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89053361036&view=1up&seq=9

I prefer to download it from Google Books.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 12th, 2021, 10:17 pm

This copy available at HathiTrust from the Univ of Illinois is the second printing in November 1923.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiuc.1151770&view=1up&seq=8
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Post by Kazbek » January 13th, 2021, 5:37 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 10:17 pm
This copy available at HathiTrust from the Univ of Illinois is the second printing in November 1923.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiuc.1151770&view=1up&seq=8
This one is a little weird. Earlier in the scan, it says this scan is in copyright, which is why I didn't even scroll down to check the publication date. On closer inspection, I believe it's because it was still in copyright when they scanned it in 2010. They were justifying scanning a copyrighted work with their reference to 17 U.S. Code § 107 (fair use). In any case, I really prefer a downloadable copy. I find it more difficult to read from the HathiTrust viewer in my setup.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm

Michael,

I'd be happy to MC this for you, but before I set it up, I'd like to get input from the other admins on using the 1942 reprint. So if you can sit tight for a bit ...

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Post by Kazbek » January 14th, 2021, 7:06 pm

Thank you, MaryAnn. If there's an issue, I'd like to understand what it is, because I've been advising other readers that a scan is ok to use if it's in full view at HathiTrust, based on comments by admins I read in the forums. It's a legally well-equiped organization that has won a landmark copyright case.

Added: https://www.hathitrust.org/copyright-review

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 15th, 2021, 10:32 am

OK, we're good to go, and I'll get your MW set up.

I thought it was odd that two other reprints were not full view at Google while this one was ... Not sure if Google picks up the copyright status from Hathi, or if Hathi picks it up from Google, but in any event, this reprint is fine.

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Post by Kazbek » January 15th, 2021, 11:06 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 10:32 am
OK, we're good to go, and I'll get your MW set up.

I thought it was odd that two other reprints were not full view at Google while this one was ... Not sure if Google picks up the copyright status from Hathi, or if Hathi picks it up from Google, but in any event, this reprint is fine.

MaryAnn
Great, thanks for checking! The scan at HathiTrust is the one digitized by Google, and it was checked by HathiTrust's copyright review program. I'm not sure if Google has its own copyright review program. If there are versions of the book that seem like they're PD but aren't in full view at HathiTrust, perhaps it's because they haven't reviewed them yet.

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Post by KevinS » January 20th, 2021, 9:37 am

Just as a point of information, there seems to be a fine copy available at archive.org.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.506893/page/n3/mode/2up
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Post by Kazbek » January 20th, 2021, 11:24 am

KevinS wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 9:37 am
Just as a point of information, there seems to be a fine copy available at archive.org.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.506893/page/n3/mode/2up
Another masterstroke of typo-proof searching, Kevin! :) The Google scan is working for me, but thanks for checking!

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Post by KevinS » January 20th, 2021, 11:49 am

Kazbek wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 11:24 am
KevinS wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 9:37 am
Just as a point of information, there seems to be a fine copy available at archive.org.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.506893/page/n3/mode/2up
Another masterstroke of typo-proof searching, Kevin! :) The Google scan is working for me, but thanks for checking!

Michael
I thought it might better serve as the e-text for the catalog.
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Post by FDPuthuff » January 20th, 2021, 6:24 pm

I would be happy to be a Listener on this project.

This would be my first project, so I may need to be spoon-fed a little, but I am ready to go. 8-)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 20th, 2021, 8:27 pm

Welcome to LibriVox David! We are glad that you are here, and excited to work with you on this project.

I've added you as a DPL - Dedicated Proof Listener for this project.

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You may have already seen it, Michael has requested "standard" prooflistening, and this post explains what that entails: viewtopic.php?p=318667#p318667

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Post by Kazbek » January 20th, 2021, 9:08 pm

FDPuthuff wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 6:24 pm
I would be happy to be a Listener on this project.

This would be my first project, so I may need to be spoon-fed a little, but I am ready to go. 8-)

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Thank you, David! It's great to have you on board. :) MaryAnn has posted links to our standard instructions. Besides that, if you happen to notice any deviations from the text that change its meaning, or if any mispronunciations jump out at you, I would appreciate hearing about it. What kind of deviations you may notice depends on whether you decide to follow along with the text, which you don't have to it.

I look forward to working with you!

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Post by FDPuthuff » January 20th, 2021, 9:21 pm

Thank you for having me.

Even though I have read the FAQs and all that, it is still odd to be able to do this and only have to read along at the beginning and the end.

I guess my mindset coming in was word perfect.

OK. Here we go.

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