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Next Steps In Weaving: What You Never Knew You Needed to Know By Pattie Graver Cover Image
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Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide By Nancy Harvey Cover Image
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The Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax, Hemp By Stephenie Gaustad Cover Image
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Macramé Plant Hangers: Creative Knotted Crafts for Your Stylish Home By Chrysteen Borja Cover Image
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Tatting made easy for beginners: The absolute guide to tatting for beginners with step by step instructions By Mary Anderson Cover Image
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Contemporary Weaving in Mixed Media By Rachna Garodia Cover Image
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Twined Rag Rugs By Bobbie Irwin Cover Image
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The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More By Deborah Jarchow, Gwen W. Steege Cover Image
Dyeing to Spin & Knit: Techniques & Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns By Felicia Lo Cover Image
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Playful Peg Loom Weaving: A Modern Approach to the Ancient Technique of Peg Loom Weaving, Plus 17 Projects to Make (Crafts) By Stephanie Fradette Cover Image
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Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom By Anne Weil Cover Image
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Favorite Rag Rugs: 45 Inspiring Weave Designs By Tina Ignell 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.