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Hydrangeas: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden By Naomi Slade, Georgianna Lane (Photographer) Cover Image
By Naomi Slade, Georgianna Lane (Photographer)
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Growing Wonder: A Flower Farmer's Guide to Roses By Felicia Alvarez Cover Image
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Just Add Water: Easy Techniques and Everyday Ideas for Inspiring Flower Arrangements By Cynthia Gaylin Bigony, Vivian Johnson (Photographer) Cover Image
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Punk Ikebana: Reimagining the Art of Floral Design By Louesa Roebuck, Ian Hughes (By (photographer)), Obi Kaufmann (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Louesa Roebuck, Ian Hughes (By (photographer)), Obi Kaufmann (Foreword by)
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On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist By Amy Merrick Cover Image
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The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers By Bridget Elworthy, Henrietta Courtauld, Miranda Brooks (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A Sweet Floral Life: Romantic Arrangements for Fresh and Sugar Flowers [A Floral Décor Book] By Natasja Sadi Cover Image
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A Loving Table: Creating Memorable Gatherings By Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Shelley Johnstone Paschke, Mark D. Sikes (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Little Flower Recipe Book: 148 Tiny Arrangements for Every Season and Occasion By Jill Rizzo Cover Image
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The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic By Odessa Begay Cover Image
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Inspired Ikebana: Modern Design Meets the Ancient Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement (the Craft of Kado, the Japanese Art of Modern Flow By Naoko Zaima Cover Image
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Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers By Shozo Sato, Kasen Yoshimura (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Shozo Sato, Kasen Yoshimura (Foreword by)
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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.