Free arts and entertainment Kindle books for 16 Sep 18

Guitar Songbook: Nursery Rhymes and Songs For Kids

by Adrian Gavinson

Learn how to play the guitar with this easy to follow songbook. Equipped with full sing-a-long lyrics and chord diagrams, this book is perfect for children, students, beginners and players of all levels looking for an easy comprehensive guitar song book. Make your musical dreams come true and become the musician you have always dreamed about. With famous nursery rhymes like ‘Old MacDonald’, ‘Humpty Dumpty’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and more, you will have hours of fun while learning the most beautiful instrument in the world.

– No Prior Knowledge of Music Required

– Ideal for Beginners and Kids

– Full Chord Diagrams

– Full Lyrics

– Variety of Songs

Adalaj Stepwell | Ahmedabad: Discover India | Photojournals (Heritage of India Book 7)

by David Riley

History of India

India has enjoyed a long period of history. It is one of the lands of ancient civilizations. The history of the Indian subcontinent began with the birth of the Indus Valley Civilization and the coming of the Aryans. This period going back to almost 3300 BC, is usually referred to as the pre-Vedic or the Vedic period. It was during this time, that Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism rose in the country.

Then came the time of powerful ruling dynasties. Amongst the first rulers to hold dominion over most of the Indian subcontinent were the Mauryan Empire. During the 4th and 3rd Century BC, they had conquered and ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. For the next 1500 years, a lot of different rulers ruled over different parts of the Indian subcontinent, and India flourished in all aspects, including trade, literature, culture, religion, administration, civilization, mathematics, astronomy, et cetera.

The Islamic rule in the country started in the 13th Century, beginning in the northern parts of the country when the Delhi Sultanate was founded in 1206 CE. Although Islam had come to many parts of the subcontinent as early as 8th Century, it truly rose to power only after 13th Century CE. Over time, many other dynasties rose, conquered lands, built significant landmarks and fell again. Some of the notable ones included the Mughals, the Marathas, the Sikhs, et cetera.

From the late 18th Century onwards, a large part of India was annexed by the British East India Company, amongst other colonial powers such as the Dutch, the French and the Portuguese. After the revolt of 1857 however, much of the control of the country fell directly under the hands of the British Crown. Then began a long struggle for Independence which was finally accomplished in the year 1947, after the country was partitioned into the dominions of India, Pakistan and several other princely states.

About the series

Throughout the History, different empires flourished and fell again. Right from the early Indus Valley civilization to the Colonial rule under the British Crown. But each civilization left its mark, in the form of beautifully constructed buildings and structures. These structures remind us of an era bygone, and take us back to the glorious and historic past of India. Some of them have stood the test of time, and have been brilliantly preserved. Others have deteriorated and lost their lustre, and lie in the form of ruins, giving just a hint of their glorious past. None the less, they form an important part of India’s history and represent the historicity of this amazing ancient land in the form of â??Heritage of India’.

This series aims to explore such structures (from different time periods) from around the country and bring it to you in the form of Discover India | Photojournals. It tells you all that you’d need to know about the heritage structure: before, during as well as after visiting the place. This is your perfect guide to know about the concerned structure, as well as enjoy a preview/souvenir with beautiful photographs of the heritage structures. So, enjoy the book and take it with you as you journey through India, exploring the vast array of heritage structures that India has to offer.

Adalaj Stepwell

Located right on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, the Adalaj Stepwell is one of the best-preserved stepwells in India. It has retained most of its original structure as well as intricate stone carvings, and is one of the two must-visit stepwells around the city of Ahmedabad. (The other one being Rani ki Vav)

The Adalaj Stepwell is unique in the sense that it employs both the Hindu as well as Indo-Islamic styles of architecture, which is a very rare feature for a stepwell. Hence, it forms one of the prime historic sites to visit in (and around) Ahmedabad.

Random Ass Shoes: Crowdsourced Photography Charity Book

by Charles St. Anthony

Charles St. Anthony sashayed down San Francisco’s Market Street one day, and he came across some abandoned shoes on the sidewalk. “What are these shoes doing here so lonely and forlorn?” he pondered. “These are some random shoes. Some RANDOM ASS SHOES!”
As Charles discovered lost footwear often, he posted photos on Facebook. It became “a thing” and soon Random Ass Shoes were being sent to the Facebook group from all over the world: from New York to Mongolia to Germany. The whole world raved over Random Ass Shoes.
This book features a collection of those photos. Royalties from this book will be donated to a homeless advocacy group.

One of the pioneers of Fauvism Louis Valtat: 190+ his most outstanding paintings (Impressionism)

by Yuri Karminsky

Louis Valtat, 1869-1952) is a French Post-Impressionist artist, a prominent representative and one of the pioneers of Fauvism.

Louis Valtat was born in 1869 in Dieppe. Then his family moved to Versailles, where he was educated at the local lyceum. He continued his art education at the School of Fine Arts, and then at the Julian Academy, where he met and became friends with Albert Andre and Pierre Bonnard.

From the middle of the 1890s, due to attacks of tuberculosis, most of the time Waltat lived in the south of France (1897-1914). However, beginning in the winter of 1897-98, he started wishing to spend the winter season in Ageia, a small fishing village near San Rafael, and later in Anteor, ten kilometers from Ageea. In March 1899, Paul Signac organized a collective exhibition at the Durand-Ruel Gallery, where Valtat presented twenty paintings, under the general title of Notations d’Agay, in 1899.

In 1900, Ambroise Vollard concluded a contract with him (thanks to the recommendation of Renoir, with whom Valtat was friendly) a contract for the purchase of all his paintings for the next 10 years.

However, the most resonant for this period, no doubt, was the 1905 exhibition in the Autumn Salon, where pictures of young painters, nicknamed, Fauves (les fauves – Fr: wild animals – the emotional characteristics of the critic Louis Vosil, given to them under the impression of seen), caused an outburst of indignation of the French public and critics, who evidently believed that nothing “worse” than Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (with which they somehow already reconciled) could no longer be.

In 1914, Valtat returned to Paris, he settled on Vahram Avenue,where he had a workshop. During this period, he drew inspiration while visiting the Bois de Boulogne (a common motif of his works). In the spring and summer he liked to travel to the north coast to Normandy – for a plein-air work. In 1924, the artist bought a house in Choiseul (in the Chevreuse Valley),where he spent most of the year. The famous garden (according to the creative influence of the famous garden of Claude Monet in Giverny), broken by the artist near his house, became a source of inspiration for many of his paintings, as well as flowers and fruits that he grew. By that time, Waltat received formal recognition and in 1927 received the title of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

During the German invasion of 1940 and the subsequent occupation, Waltat began serious eye problems (glaucoma), he seldom left his studio on Avenue de Vaagram,where he created his latest works, dated 1948.

The artist died in 1952 in Paris.



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Okinawa Island is roughly 400 mi (640 km) south of the rest of Japan.
It is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan. The island is approximately 70 miles (110 km) long and an average 7 miles (11 km) wide.
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True Stories of an Art Model

by Dan Harris

What’s the appeal of getting naked for art? In this honest and witty memoir, Dan Harris reveals the undraped truth of what it’s like to be a life model. From his first tentative steps working for schools and evening classes to modelling on location in Northern Italy, he explores the trials, pitfalls and exultations of this misunderstood calling. Whether it’s posing with a stuffed cat, playing cards in the buff with the cast of a French opera or shivering with cold as a human art installation, Dan’s devotion to his craft has put him in some very odd situations. If you’d like to know what the naked person on the podium is thinking, read on.

Ð?няжнин, Фонвизин, Ð?Ñ?Ñ?лов: Ð?Ñ?иÑ?ика и анализ лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ного наследия (Russian Edition)

by ТÑ?Ñ?нин Ð?онсÑ?анÑ?ин

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How to Rap: A Complete Step by Step Guide to Mastery of The Written.

by Jami Khabir

How to Rap A Complete Step by Step Guide to Mastery of “The Written.” is a new book offered by Jami Khabir, author of the bestselling “How to Rhyme” series.
Jami Khabir is also the main instructor of “The University of Rap” tutorial videos on
This book delves into the disciplines of crafting highly skilled written raps.

The skills in this book are the stuff that highly skilled rappers are made of.
This book will not teach you how to write rhymes, bars, and verses like many lesser skilled rappers.
This is an advanced course. So, put your thinking caps on, grab a cup of coffee , AND A PENCIL AND PAD
because this book comes with rhyme drills and exercises just like a school text book!

You will learn:

How to rap,

How to rap on a very high level.

How to rap using long writtens and short writtens.

How to write rap with great content.

How to write rap with great endings.

How to write raps with AMAZING metaphors and similes.

How to write credible lines.

How to rap better than 90% of other people who have learned how to rap.

How to revise your raps properly.

The meaning of FLOW and how it is obtained.

The difference between written rap and poetry.

And much MORE!

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