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Modelling British Aircraft of World War II By Jeff Herne Cover Image
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Grand Complications: 50 Guitars and 50 Stories from Inlay Artist William Grit Laskin By Grit Laskin Cover Image
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Jewelry & Gems--The Buying Guide, 8th Edition: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge By Antoinette Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno Cover Image
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Chip Carving Starter Guide: Learn to Chip Carve with 24 Skill-Building Projects By Charlene Lynum Cover Image
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Everyday Chip Carving Designs: 48 Stylish and Practical Projects By Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated, Charlene Lynum (Contribution by), Bruce Nicholas (Contribution by) Cover Image
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Woodworking: Traditional Craft for Modern Living By Andrea Brugi, Samina Langholz Cover Image
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Pumpkins and Party Themes: 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life By Roxanne Rhoads Cover Image
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Scroll Saw for Beginners: The Complete Hand Book to Craft 20 Beautiful Woodworking Scroll Saw Patterns and Projects with Tools and Tips Included By Jerry Heath Cover Image
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Relief Carving in Wood: A Practical Introduction By Chris Pye Cover Image
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Carving Wooden Santas, Elves & Gnomes: 28 Patterns for Hand-Carved Christmas Ornaments & Figures By Ross Oar Cover Image
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Scandinavian Figure Carving: From Viking Times to Doderhultam, Trygg, and Modern Carvers By Harley Refsal Cover Image
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Cat Pumpkin Carving Stencils: 50+ Templates, Patterns, and Ideas for a Cat-Themed Halloween By Jr. Smith, Bob Q. 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.