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How to Use Zentagle: Being Creative with Zentagle By Isaac Julian Cover Image
Pyrography: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Wood Burning Techniques and Patterns By Jeff Stanley 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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The Woodworker's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for the Home Woodworking Shop (Studio Handbook Series #7) By Jim Whitman Cover Image
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Basic Ear Study Stick Kit (Learn to Carve Faces with Harold Enlow): Learn to Carve the Basic Ear Booklet & Ear Study Stick By Harold Enlow 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 By Antony McDeere Cover Image
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Cane Topper Woodcarving: Projects, Patterns, and Essential Techniques for Custom Canes and Walking Sticks By Lora S. Irish Cover Image
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Making Gourd Musical Instruments: Over 60 String, Wind & Percussion Instruments & How to Play Them By Ginger Summit, James Widess Cover Image
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Make Your Own Kitchen Tools: Simple Woodworking Projects for Everyday Use By David Picciuto Cover Image
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Classic Carved Cowboys: 8 Fun Caricatures from the Wild West By Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated Cover Image
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Multimedia Building Techniques for Scale Model Aircraft By Robin Carpenter Cover Image
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Carpentry for Beginners: Detailed guide to becoming an expert in carpentry work By Harris Jones 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.