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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums By Maggie Fergusson (Editor), The Economist, Nicholas Serota (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Maggie Fergusson (Editor), The Economist, Nicholas Serota (Foreword by)
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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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All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me By Patrick Bringley Cover Image
The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces By Noah Charney Cover Image
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Pilgrimage to the Museum: Man's Search for God Through Art and Time By Stephen Auth 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 Savage Hits Back' Revisited: Art and Alterity in the Colonial Encounter By Heike Behrend, Cora Bender, Michael Harbsmeier Cover Image
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Tours with Children and Teens: A Handbook for Docents and Guides By National Docent Symposium Council (Other) Cover Image
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Golden Mummies of Egypt: Interpreting Identities from the Graeco-Roman Period By Campbell Price, Julia Thorne (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Campbell Price, Julia Thorne (Illustrator)
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Cultural Treasures of the World: From the Relics of Ancient Empires to Modern-Day Icons By DK Cover Image
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Making a Great Exhibition (Books for Kids, Art for Kids, Art Book) By Doro Globus, Rose Blake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doro Globus, Rose Blake (Illustrator)
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Smithsonian Engagement Calendar 2023 By Smithsonian Institution 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.