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Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques (Dover Fashion and Costumes) By Kristina Harris (Editor) Cover Image
By Kristina Harris (Editor)
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Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection By Linda Baumgarten, Kimberly Smith Ivey, Ronald Hurst (Foreword by), Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Other primary creator) Cover Image
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Civil War Uniforms Coloring Book (Dover Fashion Coloring Book) By Peter F. Copeland Cover Image
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English Children's Costume 1775-1920 By Iris Brooke, James Laver (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Iris Brooke, James Laver (Introduction by)
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Jo's Little Favorites III: Enduring Designs for Classic-Quilt Lovers By Jo Morton Cover Image
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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights By Jessica Kerwin Jenkins Cover Image
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The Book of Looms: A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present By Eric Broudy Cover Image
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Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period By Susan Meller, Joost Elffers Cover Image
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New to You: How to Buy, Fix, and Keep Secondhand Clothing By Melody Fortier Cover Image
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Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century By Taschen (Editor) Cover Image
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Fashions of the Gilded Age, Volume 2: Evening, Bridal, Sports, Outerwear, Accessories, and Dressmaking 1877-1882 By Frances Grimble (Editor) Cover Image
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Great Fashion Designs of the Thirties Paper Dolls: 32 Haute Couture Costumes by Schiaparelli, Molyneux, Mainbocher, and Others (Dover Paper Dolls) By Tom Tierney Cover Image
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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.