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The City of Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World By Anne Gerritsen Cover Image
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Clay and Glazes for the Potter By Daniel Rhodes Cover Image
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The Mosaic Artist's Bible: 300 Traditional and Contemporary Designs By Teresa Mills Cover Image
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The Miracle of Mata Ortiz: Juan Quezada and the Potters of Northern Chihuahua By Walter P. Parks Cover Image
Collecting Oyster Plates (Schiffer Book for Collectors) By Jeffrey B. Snyder Cover Image
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My Life as a Potter: Stories and Techniques By Mary Fox Cover Image
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Pottery Saved me from Becoming a Pornstar: Pottery Project Book - 80 Project Sheets to Record your Ceramic Work - Gift for Potters By Pottery Project Book Cover Image
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Handbuilt: A Modern Potter's Guide to Handbuilding with Clay By Lilly Maetzig Cover Image
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The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes By Emmanuel Cooper Cover Image
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Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery By Pueblo Pottery Collective, Elysia Poon, Rick Kinsel Cover Image
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Easy Homemade Pottery: Make Your Own Stylish Decor Using Polymer and Air-Dry Clay By Francesca Stone Cover Image
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Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation By Nigel Wood 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.