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Basket Weaving Guide for Beginners: All the Abilities and Devices You Require to Begin (How To Rudiments) By Allan Ford Cover Image
The Mad Weave Book: An Ancient Form of Triaxial Basket Weaving By Shereen Laplantz Cover Image
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The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry: Explorations in Diagonal Twill By Dorothy McGuinness Cover Image
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Creative Basket Weaving: Step-By-Step Instructions for Gathering and Drying, Braiding, Weaving, and Projects By Sylvie Begot Cover Image
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Macramè By Carlisle Palmer Cover Image
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Basket-Weaving Crafts: 22 Home Decorating Projects Using Basket-Making Techniques By Virve Boesch Cover Image
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Basic Basket Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (Stackpole Basics) By Linda Franz (Editor), Debra Hammond (Contribution by), Alan Wycheck (Photographer) Cover Image
By Linda Franz (Editor), Debra Hammond (Contribution by), Alan Wycheck (Photographer)
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Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book) By Mary Dodds Schlick Cover Image
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The Joy of Basket Making: Pine Spirit's complete guide to coiling Volume 1 By Sande Rowan Cover Image
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Nature's Touch: Basketry by Hand from Pine Needles and Gourds By Vicky Nickelson, Vicky Nickelson (Photographer), S. C. Moore (Editor) Cover Image
By Vicky Nickelson, Vicky Nickelson (Photographer), S. C. Moore (Editor)
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A Collection of Favorite Recipes from the Cottage Girls: A love of cooking and the craft of basketry By Suzanne Marvin, Kathy Cosgrove, Patti Patterson Cover Image
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How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, Fifth Edition (Home-Based Business) By Shirley Frazier 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.