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Finding Form with Fibre: be inspired, gather materials, and create your own sculptural basketry By Ruth Woods Cover Image
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The Beginner's Guide to Hand Building: Functional and Sculptural Projects for the Home Potter (Essential Ceramics Skills #2) By Sunshine Cobb Cover Image
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Artisan Air-Dry Clay: The Beginner's Guide to Easy, Inexpensive & Stylish No-Kiln Pottery By Radka Hostasova Cover Image
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Be a Polymer Clay Pro!: 15 Projects & 20+ Skill-Building Techniques By Lauren Tomlinson Cover Image
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Complete Guide to Paper Clay: Mixing Recipes; Building, Finishing and Firing; 10 Practice Projects By Liliane Tardio-Brise Cover Image
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The Secrets of Bronze Casting By Sarah Craske Cover Image
My Silver Lining: Healing Through Art By Jennifer Troice Cover Image
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Carve Your Clay: Techniques to Bring the Ceramics Surface to Life By Hilda Carr Cover Image
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Pinch Your Pottery: The Art & Craft of Making Pinch Pots - 35 Beautiful Projects to Hand-form from Clay By Jacqui Atkin Cover Image
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Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay: A Guide to Capturing the Human Form for Ceramic Artists (Mastering Ceramics) By Cristina Córdova, Leslie Ferrin (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Fantasy Creatures in Clay: Techniques for Sculpting Dragons, Griffins and More By Neal Deschain Cover Image
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The Portrait in Clay: A Technical, Artistic, and Philosophical Journey Toward Understanding the Dynamic and Creative Forces in Portrait Sculpture By Peter Rubino 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.