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Woodcarving: Tools, Materials & Equipment By Chris Pye Cover Image
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Little Book of Whittling Gift Edition: Passing Time on the Trail, on the Porch, and Under the Stars By Chris Lubkemann Cover Image
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Green Woodworking Pattern Book: 300 woodland projects from spoons to stools By Ray Tabor Cover Image
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Beginner's Guide to Sharpening Carving Tools: Learn to Keep Your Knives, Gouges & V-Tools in Tip-Top Shape By Lora S. Irish Cover Image
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The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving (Dover Woodworking) By Charles Beiderman, William Johnston Cover Image
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The Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen By Joshua Vogel, Seth Smoot (Photographs by), Kendra Smoot (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Joshua Vogel, Seth Smoot (Photographs by), Kendra Smoot (Photographs by)
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Art of Letter Carving in Wood By Martin Wenham Cover Image
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Wood Carving Basics (Fine Woodworking DVD Workshop) By David Sabol Cover Image
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Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set: Patterns and Instructions for Caricature Carving By Dwayne Gosnell Cover Image
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The Art of Whittling: Classic Woodworking Projects for Beginners and Hobbyists By Walter L. Faurot Cover Image
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Etching Glass: Easy Method to Etch Glass By Marc Reginald Cover Image
Floral Wood Carving: Full Size Patterns and Complete Instructions for 21 Projects (Dover Woodworking) By Mack Sutter 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.