The Story of Bucks County (Paperback)

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Bucks, just Bucks please Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a high profile area with national name recogn ition. It lies at the heart of the great northeastern Megalopolis between New York City, Princeton, and Philadelphia. It is a microcosm of what has become the American dream. Paradise, nightmare, or something other -- read, and then decide. The Story of Bucks County is richly embellished with a wealth of original materials including more than 70 sketches, photographs, maps and satellite images, and data tables. In a lively and often humorous fashion, it weaves together European and Anerican folklore, earth history and geography, the literary and theatrical world of New York and New Hope, the lure and impact of 1950's paperback sleaze, and the creation and life of the prototypical American suburb -- Levittown. All this, and more, is seasoned with a touch (just a touch) of the supernatural and Satanical. This is a fresh and most unique portrait of changing times and places, of heroes and villains, from the Peaceable Kingdom of the Pennsylvania Quakers to the twenty-first century. Across a timeline that takes readers from farms and barns to the prospects and problems of the modern world, this is a story that has never before been told in quite the same way.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780578170695
ISBN-10: 0578170698
Publisher: Prof. Ray O'Brien
Publication Date: November 4th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English


Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.