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Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles By Beth Pickens Cover Image
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Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People By Debbie Millman Cover Image
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Why the Museum Matters (Why X Matters Series) By Daniel H. Weiss Cover Image
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The Magic of Pockets: Why Your Clothes Don't Have Good Pockets and How to Fix That By Jess Driscoll Cover Image
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Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic (Art Book for Artists, Creative Self-Help Book) (Lisa Congdon x Chronicle Books) By Lisa Congdon Cover Image
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Making It in the Art World: Strategies for Exhibitions and Funding By Brainard Carey Cover Image
Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists By Vicki Krohn Amorose Cover Image
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How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents) (Hot Topics in the Art World) By Hettie Judah Cover Image
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Chanel By Jean Leymarie Cover Image
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Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto By Ayun Halliday Cover Image
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How To Become A Successful Artist By Magnus Resch Cover Image
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The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Design Manual for Visual Communication By Ruben Pater 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.