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Who Is the City For?: Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago By Blair Kamin, Lee Bey (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Blair Kamin, Lee Bey (By (photographer))
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Gropius (Basic Art) By Gilbert Lupfer &. Paul Sigel, Taschen, Peter Gössel (Editor) Cover Image
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Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature, Art and Architecture By Raymond L. Bisplinghoff, Samuel Colman Cover Image
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure) By Christopher Alexander Cover Image
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Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays By Robin Evans Cover Image
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The Intimate City: Walking New York By Michael Kimmelman Cover Image
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Emergent Tokyo: Designing the Spontaneous City By Jorge Almazán, Joe McReynolds, Naoki Saito Cover Image
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Ninja Air Fryer Max XL Cookbook 1000: Complete Guide of Ninja Air Fryer Cook Book for Beginners and Pros- Used to Fry, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat and By Harry Martin, Johnson Wang Cover Image
New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture (Excelsior Editions) By Anthony W. Robins Cover Image
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Non-Extractive Architecture: On Designing Without Depletion By Space Caviar (Editor) Cover Image
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The Timeless Way of Building (Center for Environmental Structure) By Christopher Alexander Cover Image
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The Story of Architecture By Witold Rybczynski Cover Image
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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.