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Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band Saw Cover Image
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The Art of Whittling Cover Image
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The Pyrography Beginners Workbook with Exercises Revised Edition: Learn to Burn with Step-by-Step Instructions with Introduction to Basic Tools, Techn Cover Image
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Pumpkin Carving Stencils: 50 Fun Stencils For All Ages and Skills (Halloween Crafts) Cover Image
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The Big Book of Whittling for Beginners: 20 Easy and Fun Whittling Project Ideas and Design Patterns You Can Carve from Wood With Step by Step Wood Ca Cover Image
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Whittling For Beginners: Complete Guide On How to Carve From Wood (Including 52 Simple Whittling Projects To Get You Started) Cover Image
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Fairytale Pumpkin Carving Stencils: 50+ Fairies, Gnomes, Dragons, Unicorns, Princesses, Trees and More Cover Image
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Whittling for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Beginner + Intermediate Guide to the Art of Whittling with Easy Projects, Clear Instructions and Freque Cover Image
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Whittling for Beginners and Kids: The New Whittling Book, Whittling Projects and Patterns illustrated step by step, to Carve from Wood unique Objects Cover Image
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Carving Undercover Santas: 13 Projects in Wood with Patterns and Painting Instructions 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.