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Butts on Things: 200+ Fun Doodles of Derrieres By Brian Cook Cover Image
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Great Outdoors Correspondence Cards: (Flat Cards of Natural Landscapes, Illustrated Blank Stationery that Celebrates Nature) By Travis Pietsch (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Naruto Illustration Book By Masashi Kishimoto Cover Image
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Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) By Jean 0. Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser (Translated by) Cover Image
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History as They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color By Wolfgang Wild, Jordan Lloyd Cover Image
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Seasons Coloring Book: Published in Sweden as Tidevarv By Hanna Karlzon (Artist) Cover Image
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Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations By Stephen Ornes Cover Image
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Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor By Nina Stritzler-Levine (Editor) Cover Image
By Nina Stritzler-Levine (Editor)
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Little Dancers By Eleana Norton, Scott Norton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eleana Norton, Scott Norton (Illustrator)
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Art as Therapy By Alain Botton, John Armstrong Cover Image
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Adult Coloring Book: Butterfly Designs and Patterns for Stress Relief and Relaxation By Blue Lotus Publishing Cover Image
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Bob Ross: A Happy Little Day-to-Day 2023 Calendar By Bob Ross 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.