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Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery By John W. Hayes Cover Image
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Ceramics and Print (New Ceramics) By Paul Scott Cover Image
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Craft Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Stitch, Sculpt, Bead and Build By Editors of Lark Books, Amy Rost (Compiled by) Cover Image
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The Mosaic Book: Ideas, Projects and Techniques By Peggy Vance, Celia Goodrich-Clarke, Celia Goodrick-Clarke Cover Image
Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection By William Sargent Cover Image
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The Japanese Pottery Handbook: Revised Edition By Penny Simpson, Lucy Kitto, Kanji Sodeoka, Ken Matsuzaki (Introduction by), Philip Leach (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Penny Simpson, Lucy Kitto, Kanji Sodeoka, Ken Matsuzaki (Introduction by), Philip Leach (Introduction by)
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Coloring Clay (Ceramics Handbooks) By Jo Connell Cover Image
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Inside Japanese Ceramics: Primer Of Materials, Techniques, And Traditions By Richard L. Wilson Cover Image
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Basic Drying Clay Guide: Technical journey to drying your clay for every beginners By Alan Levi Cover Image
The Clay Artist's Toolkit: Essential Techniques and Materials for Pottery Making By Selena Bryce Cover Image
Practical Guide to Use Wax Resists Emulsion in Pottery: Beginners guide to Wax Resists, Emulsions in Pottery, Decorating: Marbling with Clay, Slips an By Watson Brycen Cover Image
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Hydroponics and Greenhouse Gardening: 2 in 1: A Beginners Guide To Grow Vegetables, Herbs And Fruit All Year-Round (Home Gardening, Urban Gardening, A By Nicholas Green 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.