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Pottery for Absolute Beginners: Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters (Mastering Ceramics) By Kenny Oscar Cover Image
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Ceramics: The Indispensable Guide By Duncan Hooson, Anthony Quinn Cover Image
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Japanese Craftsmanship By Mieko Sawada Cover Image
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Pottery Book for Beginners: An Instruction Guide for Potters to Sculpt Wheel Thrown and Handbuilding Ceramic Projects With Tips, Techniques and Po By Wade Marsh Cover Image
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Making Concrete Pots, Bowls, and Planters: 33 stylish and simple home and garden projects By Hester van Overbeek Cover Image
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Handbuilt Ceramics By Jo Taylor Cover Image
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300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets By Bonnie Fitzgerald Cover Image
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Ceramic Glazes: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Ceramic Glazing and Firing Techniques By Jacob Williams Cover Image
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The Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook By Maggy Howarth Cover Image
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Ash Glazes: Techniques and Glazing from Natural Sources By Phil Rogers, Richard Coles (Foreword by), Mike Dodd (Introduction by), Hajeong Lee Rogers (Volume editor) Cover Image
By Phil Rogers, Richard Coles (Foreword by), Mike Dodd (Introduction by), Hajeong Lee Rogers (Volume editor)
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Making Pots: A Complete Guide to Wheel-Thrown Ceramics By Stefan Andersson Cover Image
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Advanced Pottery By Linda Bloomfield 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.