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The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures By Sylvia Judson Cover Image
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Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2023: The Next Best Thing to Exploring Your Favorite Museum By Workman Calendars Cover Image
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Watercolour Lessons: How to Paint and Unwind in 20 Tutorials (How to Paint with Watercolours for Beginners) By Emma Lefebvre Cover Image
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Amazing Gel Prints: Working With Stencils By Elizabeth St Hilaire Cover Image
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Masters and Legends of Fantasy Art, 2nd Expanded Edition: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital Art from Fantasy Legends By Editors of Imaginefx Magazine Cover Image
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The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired By Randel Plowman Cover Image
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A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness (Flow) By Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst, Editors of Flow magazine Cover Image
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Hebru Brantley By Hebru Brantley Cover Image
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Bisa Butler: Portraits By Erica Warren (Editor), Bisa Butler (Contributions by), Jordan Carter (Contributions by), Isabella Ko (Contributions by), Michele Wije (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Erica Warren (Editor), Bisa Butler (Contributions by), Jordan Carter (Contributions by), Isabella Ko (Contributions by), Michele Wije (Contributions by)
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Creativity and Gratitude: Exercises and Inspiration for a Year of Art, Hope, and Healing By Amy Oestreicher Cover Image
The Art of Repair: Mindful mending: how to stitch old things to new life By Molly Martin Cover Image
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Gee Vaucher: Beyond punk, feminism and the avant-garde By Rebecca Binns 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.