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Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects: Plumbing · Wood & Metalwork · Electrical · Mechanical · Domestic Repair By Sharon Bowers, David Bowers Cover Image
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Classic Wrought Ironwork Patterns and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archives) By Tunstall Small, Christopher Woodbridge Cover Image
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Decorative Ironwork Designs [With CD_Rom] (Dover Electronic Clip Art) By Dover Publications Inc Cover Image
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French Art Deco Ironwork Designs (Dover Jewelry and Metalwork) By Raymond Subes Cover Image
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Jewelry Making for Beginners: 32 Projects with Metals By Greta Pack Cover Image
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Metalsmith Society’s Guide to Jewelry Making: Tips, Techniques & Tutorials For Soldering Silver, Stonesetting & Beyond By Corkie Bolton Cover Image
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Practical Blacksmithing: The Four Classic Volumes in One By M. T. Richardson (Producer) Cover Image
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Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making By Kate Ferrant Richbourg Cover Image
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Bladesmithing From Scrap Metal: How to Make Knives With Leaf Springs, Saw Blades, Railroad Spikes, and Files By Wes Sander Cover Image
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Wire & Fire: Blend Wire Weaving and Torch Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry By Kaska Firor, Katherine Firor Colque Cover Image
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Intricate Wire By Debbie Benninger Cover Image
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Of Knives and Men: Great Knifecrafters of the World and Their Works By Francois-Xavier Salle 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.