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Simply Stitched with Embroidery: Embroidery Motifs for Purses and More By Yumiko Higuchi Cover Image
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The Embroidered Art of Chloe Giordano By Chloe Giordano Cover Image
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RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Silk Shading - large format edition (RSN ESG LF) By Sarah Homfray, Jonathan Newey Cover Image
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Zakka from the Heart: Sew 16 Charming Projects to Warm Any Home By Minki Kim Cover Image
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Embroidery For Beginners: The Complete Beginner's Guide To Machine Embroidery: Machine Embroidery Tips By Aaron Nurre Cover Image
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Sketch Book: Notebook for Drawing, Doodling or Sketching: 120 Pages, 8.5
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Acorn Cottage: Quilts with Simple & Sophisticated Style By Brenda Riddle Cover Image
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Little Ribbon Patchwork & Appliqué: Colorful Designs with Kaffe Fassett Ribbons and Fabrics By Heart Space Studios Cover Image
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Harvest Garden: Stitch and Enjoy Autumn's Treasures By Kathy Cardiff Cover Image
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Colonial Applique: Inspirations from Early America By Sheila Wintle Cover Image
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Appliqué Takes Wing Print on Demand Edition By Jane Townswick Cover Image
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RSN: Goldwork: Techniques, projects and pure inspiration (Royal School of Needlework Guides) By Emi Nimura 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.