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Citizen: An American Lyric By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
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Nature's Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World By Patrick Baty, Elaine Charwat (Contribution by), Peter Davidson (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Patrick Baty, Elaine Charwat (Contribution by), Peter Davidson (Contribution by)
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Something Close to Music: Late Art Writings, Poems, and Playlists (ekphrasis) By John Ashbery Cover Image
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The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen & Marina Abramovic By Marina Abramovic (Artist), Hans Christian Andersen, Lærke Jørgensen (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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The Society of the Spectacle (Critical Editions) By Guy Debord, Fredy Perlman (Translator), Ken Knabb (Translator) Cover Image
By Guy Debord, Fredy Perlman (Translator), Ken Knabb (Translator)
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Art Is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night By Jerry Saltz Cover Image
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Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now By Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang Cover Image
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Maus Now: Selected Writing By Hillary Chute (Editor) Cover Image
By Hillary Chute (Editor)
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Painting Beyond Pollock By Morgan Falconer Cover Image
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Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking By David Bayles, Ted Orland Cover Image
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Los Secretos de Las Obras de Arte By Hagen 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.