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The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes By Emmanuel Cooper Cover Image
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Soulwork of Clay: A Hands-On Approach to Spirituality By Marjory Zoet Bankson, Peter Bankson (Photographer) Cover Image
By Marjory Zoet Bankson, Peter Bankson (Photographer)
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Pottery Form (Dover Craft Books) By Daniel Rhodes Cover Image
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Essential Guide on How to Fire Pottery Without a Kiln: Simple step by step techques to fire pottery without a kiln, raku firing, pit firing, kitchen o By Leonel Killian Cover Image
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Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze By Jane Perryman Cover Image
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Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation By Nigel Wood Cover Image
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Ceramics Masterclass: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists By Louisa Taylor Cover Image
Mosaic Garden Projects: Add Color to Your Garden with Tables, Fountains, Bird Baths, and More By Mark Brody, Sheila Ashdown (With) Cover Image
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Magical Metal Clay: Amazingly Simple No-Kiln Techniques for Making Beautiful Accessories By Sue Heaser Cover Image
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Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden By Lori Chips Cover Image
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Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World By Katherine M. D. Dunbabin Cover Image
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Intermediate Guide to Ceramic Glazing: Layer Glazes, Underglaze, and Make Triaxial Blends By Gill Roy 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.