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The Voice of Fashion: 79 Turn-of-the-Century Patterns with Instructions and Fashion Plates By Frances Grimble (Editor) Cover Image
By Frances Grimble (Editor)
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Essential Sashiko: A Dictionary of the 92 Most Popular Patterns (with Actual Size Templates) By Boutique-Sha Cover Image
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Strands of Joy: 20 Colourwork Knitting Patterns for Calm By Laine, Anna Johanna Cover Image
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Knit Like a Norwegian: 30 Stunning Patterns from Scandinavia's Top Designers By Carlos Zachrison (Contribution by), Arne Nerjordet (Contribution by), Birger Berge (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Carlos Zachrison (Contribution by), Arne Nerjordet (Contribution by), Birger Berge (Contribution by)
The Sandalmaking Workshop: Make Your Own Mary Janes, Crisscross Sandals, Mules, Fisherman Sandals, Toe Slides, and More By Rachel Corry Cover Image
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Pants for Real People: Fit and Sew for Any Body (Sewing for Real People series) By Marta Alto, Pati Palmer Cover Image
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The Cuffed Shawl and More! (Leisure Arts Crochet) By Shelle Hendrix Cover Image
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Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks: 35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear By Fiona Goble Cover Image
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Wilderness Knits: Scandi-Style Jumpers for Adventuring Outdoors By Linka Neumann Cover Image
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Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers By Steven Faerm Cover Image
The Fitting Book: Make Sewing Pattern Alterations and Achieve the Perfect Fit You Desire By Gina Renee Dunham Cover Image
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Sashiko for Making & Mending: 15 Simple Japanese Embroidery Projects By Saki Iiduka 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.