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Handmade in Japan: The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts By Gestalten (Editor), Irwin Wong (Editor), Kengo Kuma (Preface by) Cover Image
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Cuerda Seca: The Definitive Guide to Cuerda Seca Tile By Suhag Shirodkar Cover Image
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Saggar Firing in an Electric Kiln: A Practical Handbook By Jolanda Van de Grint Cover Image
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From Clay to Kiln: A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel By Stuart Carey, Alun Callender (Photographer) Cover Image
By Stuart Carey, Alun Callender (Photographer)
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Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend By Bonnie Kemske Cover Image
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Boy in a China Shop: Life, Clay and Everything By Keith Brymer Jones Cover Image
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The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration By Linda Darty Cover Image
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Mastering Kilns and Firing: Raku, Pit and Barrel, Wood Firing, and More (Mastering Ceramics) By Lindsay Oesterritter Cover Image
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Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics By Deb Schwartzkopf Cover Image
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Ceramics for Beginners: Animals & Figures By Susan Halls Cover Image
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The Art of Metal Clay, Revised and Expanded Edition (with DVD): Techniques for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects By Sherri Haab Cover Image
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Handmade Tile: Design, Create, and Install Custom Tiles By Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Peter Pincus (Foreword by) 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.