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Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development By W. H. Matthews Cover Image
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Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love By Julie Moir Messervy 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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Planting the Natural Garden By Piet Oudolf, Henk Gerritsen Cover Image
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Piet Oudolf At Work By Cassian Schmidt (Introduction by), James Corner (Contributions by), Noel Kingsbury (Contributions by) Cover Image
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Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted's North American Landscapes By The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Charles Birnbaum, Dena Tasse-Winter, Arleyn Levee Cover Image
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Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden By Ruth Rogers Clausen, Thomas Christopher, Alan L. Detrick (Photographs by) Cover Image
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Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park By Sara Cedar Miller Cover Image
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Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes By Thomas Rainer, Claudia West Cover Image
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How to Turn a Place Around: A Placemaking Handbook By Kathy Madden Cover Image
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The Midcentury Modern Landscape By Ethne Clarke Cover Image
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The Nature of Order, Four-Volume Set: An Essay on the Art of Building and The Nature of the Universe By Christopher Alexander 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.