Free arts and entertainment Kindle books for 05 Mar 19

Philadelphia Light: Volume One – Selected Photographs 1973 – 1978

by David Puglia

Deep Space Astro-photographers record the past. They capture light that has taken hundreds, thousands, and millions of light years to reach the earth. The photographs of the “Philadelphia Light” portfolio is similar – captured in the period 1973 – 1978 (dates are approximate) the negatives were stored and hidden for many years. Now, the light that formed the images on the silver-halide based negatives reached earth in 2019 in the form of a book.

The photographs, taken in Philadelphia primarily in the “center city” area, always made with a select set of characteristics: bright sunlight and large areas of negative space, subjects captured in between conscious thoughts, dreamlike states, and a social narrative of the society that inhabited the walls of the city. The camera was a Leica M3 using Tri-X film.

The photographs illustrate subjects where status, appearance, career, age, and class are irrelevant. The stark sunlight and camera capture reveals everyone is equal – all human in expression and desire. These images, like frames of a movie, merge into another dimension un-stuck in time.

One thought that science and astronomy teach us is the finite nature of the human species. From a relative time, perspective, we have only inhabited the earth for a micro-second, the universe for an inestimable slice, and the species will expire soon. The Sun becomes a red giant that engulfs the earth and solar system and then implodes to create a nebula of gas and dust that form new stars, planets, solar systems, and life. This finality should be driving us at every moment to evolve beyond “isms” invented by human folly to achieve harmony in everything we do.

Turn your face to the Sun, and the shadows fall behind you.



Inspired by Art: Fighting Goliath (The David Chronicles Book 4)

by Uvi Poznansky

Inspired by Art: Fighting Goliath is a collection of art throughout the ages, around the story of David. This volume focuses on the epic battle with Goliath.

These amazing sculptures, paintings, etchings, and manuscript illustrations inspired the author to write The David Chronicles, a series of three volumes, the first of which is the novel Rise to Power, where she imagines the battle with Goliath.

Besides being an artist and having worked as an architect, she taught art history, and this collection served as the basis for a semester-long course analyzing the contrasts in viewpoints around the biblical story.

The book is arranged not by artist, nor by artistic style or era, but rather by moment-by-moment in the story, blow–by-blow, as imagined by various artists: Michelangelo, Bernini, Dali, Adrea del Verrocchio, Donatello, Titian, Rembrandt, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Rubens, Degas, and Barry Moser, to name but a few.



A Dancer’s Guide to Africa

by Terez Mertes Rose

Fiona Garvey, ballet dancer and new college graduate, is desperate to escape her sister’s betrayal and a failed relationship. Vowing to restart as far from home as possible, she accepts a two-year teaching position with the Peace Corps in Africa. It’s a role she’s sure she can perform. But in no time, Fiona realizes she’s traded her problems in Omaha for bigger ones in Gabon, a country as beautiful as it is filled with contradictions.

Emotionally derailed by Christophe, a charismatic and privileged Gabonese man who can teach her to let go of her inhibitions but can’t commit to anything more, threatened by an overly familiar student with a menacing fixation on her, and drawn into the compelling but potentially dangerous local dance ceremonies, Fiona finds herself at increasing risk. And when matters come to a shocking head, she must reach inside herself, find her dancer’s power, and fight back.

Blending humor and pathos, A DANCER’S GUIDE TO AFRICA takes the reader along on a suspense-laden, sensual journey through Africa’s complex beauty, mystery and mysticism.



El Viejo Peter Pan (Spanish Edition)

by FRANCISCO GARCIA DEZA

Londres 1930.Lord Wellington, es un noble conocido por frecuentar burdeles y derrochar, su escasa fortuna en opio y absenta, necesita ayuda para unos extraños delirios que se acrecientan: Crisis de pánico, miedo a las alturas, extrañas pesadillas�
No sabe de dónde vienen, ni porque. Solo le queda una solución, recurrir a un médico francés, especialista en un campo desconocido: hipnosis.

El doctor Pierre es un joven marcado por su pasado, con la controversia de que cuestionen los métodos de su disciplina por lo que decide viajar a Londres, solo cree en una cosa: su ciencia, al menos hasta aquella noche en la que conocerá a su primer paciente: Peter Wellington.



Garage Band Theory GBTool 01 Note Names: Music theory for non music majors. Practical theory for livingroom pickers and working musicians who want to think … Tools the Pro’s Use to Play by Ear Book 2)

by Duke Sharp

Although there are hundreds of different instruments, for what we know as “Western” music there are only a total of seven different notes that are used.

They’re produced by different mechanisms so the noise is different, but the notes remain the same whether you’re playing an oboe or a banjo.

The included diagrams and explanations make it easy to see how similar all the stringed instruments are and how they all relate to the keyboard and the quiz at the end will ensure you’ve learned the info.

This is one chapter taken from Garage Band Theory, so you may want to consider the entire thing, will save you money.

This is non Academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order to ask questions and understand answers about the music they want to play.

The stuff in GBT is about understanding The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, The Grateful Dead and Vampire Weekend.

It’s NOT about analyzing Bach Fugues… but you’ll be able to if you want to.

It was written for the 99% of musicians who are NOT music majors by a incorrigible honky-tonk guitar player who plays by ear … but understands the relevant vocabulary and what’s sensible and useful for MOST players.

“Garage Band Theory is a must for any musician.” Rodney Crowell

“Don’t be put off by this giant book – Duke’s got the secrets of the universe in here. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive book on music theory I’ve ever seen.”
Bill Payne (Little Feat)

“Something for every musician at any level. Especially helpful is the musical notation and tablature for a variety of instruments. This book inspires me to learn and practice more.”
Sam Bush

“Garage Band Theory is a veritable encyclopedia of useful tools and tips.This book lifts the lid off the “black box” of music theory and let’s the light shine in – and in a fun, practical way.
This is a book which should be left handily lying around the living room, bedside, studio, classroom, (restroom?) – ready to be dipped into at any time for reference purposes or just to improve or refresh one’s fluency in the language of music.
A great resource for musicians young and old no matter what your training. For the price of a one-hour lesson, GBT offers a lifetime of learning.”
Alasdair Fraser

“Garage Band Theory let me know how little I know… but in a good way. It’s a great book!” Sterling C Ball CEO, Ernie Ball Inc.

“This book is written in the people’s key.” Kostas

“Garage Band Theory offers you everything you need to know to understand, play and make your own music. Because he is both an accomplished musician and teacher, Sharp’s Garage Band Theory is an excellent guide for beginners and more advanced players alike.”
Sam Barry, author, musician



Costa Blanca: TABARCA (100 images) (1)

by JOSEP MARIA PALAUS PLANES

Photographic tour throughout a pocket-sized Mediterranean island that still preserves the charm of paradises.
Album of 100 pictures.
[Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain]
© JMP



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