Leo Tolstoy was born into a Russian aristocratic family in 1828, and rose to be the foremost novelist of his time, penning such classics as 'War and Peace', and 'Anna Karenina'. Prosperous and secure, in the 1870s he suffered a mid-life crisis, questioning all his fame and success, and finding existence utterly meaningless. This 'dark night of the soul' ended in a spiritual awakening, in which he returned to the Christianity he had rejected in his youth. But it was a very different Christianity to that espoused by Russia's Orthodox Church. In 'The Kingdom of God Is Within You', Tolstoy demands a literal interpretation of Christ's teachings, as exemplified by The Sermon on the Mount. Christianity insists on non-violence, non-resistance to evil and forgiveness, and those that act differently while claiming to be His followers are either deluded or hypocrites. Tolstoy is especially scathing of the Orthodox Church and of secular governments, a fact that led to his book being banned in Czarist Russia. But the message of 'The Kingdom of God' resonated far beyond Christianity and the borders of Tolstoy's homeland. Its uncompromising insistence on the moral necessity of non-violent resistance has influenced such pivotal figures as Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi, the Mahatma declaring it to be a treasure of "independent thinking, profound morality and truthfulness". A thought-provoking read that will prompt critical self-examination in both believer and non-believer alike.
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.