A career-spanning monograph, SPIKE is a visual celebration of acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee's life and work to date.
“Spike Lee is one of the great movie stylists of his time—or any time. Not only do his movies have an inimitable look, but Lee has a natural sense for fashion, never mind true skill as commercial ad man. This book does justice to Lee’s inimitable visual style. It’s a beaut.” —Esquire
“SPIKE is a hefty, glossy compendium of the still-unfolding career of one of cinema’s most clarion voices. It’s also an intimate story of family, with siblings on both sides of the camera: Spike as seen through his brother’s lens.” —Associated Press
“Technically, SPIKE is a film-by-film study of the director’s career. But it’s hardly stuffy. It’s a visual joy with choice comments from the man himself.”—The New York Times
“This should absolutely make the case for why he is one of the most important American filmmakers of this or any age.”—David Lee
“For the first time, Spike Lee’s film career is captured in a retrospective coffee table book”—New York Daily News
“Spike Lee’s first career-spanning book is a visual celebration of his life and career to date.”—Fast Company
“He’s a voice of reason, an advocate, a pioneer, and above all, a storyteller, whether with his motion pictures, commercials, music videos, or his book, SPIKE. Spike Lee has always used his artistry to paint these beautiful pictures of people of color at a time when there were not a lot showcasing the Black experience in America."—V Magazine
“This gorgeous coffee-table book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prolific director’s most iconic work.”—Entertainment Weekly
“SPIKE is a big, bold powerhouse.”—The Film Stage
“SPIKE features film stills, never-before-seen photographs, and Lee’s own commentary on all of the director’s movies, from his 1986 debut She’s Gotta Have It to 2020’s Da 5 Bloods.”—Rolling Stone
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 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:
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.