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Carving the Little Guys: Easy Techniques for Beginning Woodcarvers By Keith Randich Cover Image
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Oxford History of Board Games By David Parlett Cover Image
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Pop-Up Design & Paper Mechanics: 18 Shapes to Make By Duncan Birmingham Cover Image
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Whittling for Beginners: Step-by-Step Projects to Carve from Wood By Emilie Rigby Cover Image
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Spoon: A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture By Barn the Spoon Cover Image
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The Complete Book of Woodcarving, Updated Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Craft By Everett Ellenwood Cover Image
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Spoon Carving Project Book: 15 Simple Designs for the Kitchen By Emmet Van Driesche Cover Image
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Chip Carving: Techniques for Carving Beautiful Patterns by Hand By Daniel Clay Cover Image
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Carving Traditional Fish Decoys: With Patterns and Instructions for 17 Projects By Anthony Hillman Cover Image
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Whittling for Beginners: Ultimate Step by Step Guide on how to Whittle Wood with 40 Projects By Michael Richard Cover Image
Handcarved Christmas, Updated Second Edition: 40 Beginner-Friendly Projects for Santas, Ornaments, Angels & More By Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated (Editor) Cover Image
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Forest Craft: A Child's Guide to Whittling in the Woodland By Richard Irvine 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.