The Book of Art for Young People, Chapter 2

The Book of Art for Young People, by Agnes Ethel Conway and Sir Martin Conway
First published in 1909. Read by Kara Shallenberg.

Chapter 2: The Thirteenth Century in Europe

Excerpt:

Before we give our whole attention to the first picture, of which the original was painted in England in 1377, let us imagine ourselves in the year 1200 making a rapid tour through the chief countries of Europe to see for ourselves how the people lived. The first thing that will strike us on our journey is the contrast between the grandeur of the churches and public buildings and the insignificance of most of the houses.

Come back next Monday for chapter 3!

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6 Responses to “The Book of Art for Young People, Chapter 2”

  1. Kathy

    I have really been enjoying this one! I’ve been learning right along with the “young people”!

  2. kara

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I’m listening all over again, too. I think the fact that there is only an average of one illustration per chapter makes the text very suitable for an audio version — the authors have to use language clearly and carefully to give us the visuals. Although I studied art history in college, I found I picked up a lot of new ideas from this little book!

  3. Meg Morton

    Hi Kara!
    I just finished my first Librivox book–Austen’s Persuasion! Thanks for volunteering for this great project–you have a great reading voice! I’m currently at the dissertation stage (the saggy, middle part) of a PhD in English, and I cannot tell you how *fun* it is to enjoy great literature during my walks and housework!

  4. kara

    Oh, that’s great to hear, Meg! I hope you find lots more of our audio books to entertain you and take your mind off that saggy dissertation :)

  5. Jeff

    Kara,

    Thank you for the hard work you put into reading these books. The audio quality is excellant and I enjoy your style of reading.

  6. kara

    Thanks a lot, Jeff, it means so much to me to know people are enjoying my recordings!


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