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Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects: Plumbing · Wood & Metalwork · Electrical · Mechanical · Domestic Repair By Sharon Bowers, David Bowers Cover Image
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The Why & How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work By Michael Pekovich Cover Image
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The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop By Tom Fidgen Cover Image
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Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking: Three Step-By-Step Guidebooks to Essential Woodworking Techniques By Tage Frid Cover Image
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Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins By Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking Cover Image
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Making Classic Wooden Toys: 21 Step-by-Step Projects By Scott Francis (Editor) Cover Image
By Scott Francis (Editor)
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With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture With Hand Tools By Zachary Dillinger, Roy Underhill (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Zachary Dillinger, Roy Underhill (Foreword by)
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Art of Chainsaw Carving: An Insider's Look at 18 Artists Working Against the Grain By Jessie Groeschen Cover Image
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Fine Woodworking on Planes and Chisels By Editors of Fine Woodworking Cover Image
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Victorian Fret-Work and Wood Carving: Patterns and Instructions By F. Edward Hulme Cover Image
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Carving Cigar Humidors with Tom Wolfe (Schiffer Book for Collectors) By Tom Wolfe Cover Image
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The Complete Japanese Joinery By Hideo Sato, Yasua Nakahara, Koichi Paul Nii (Translator) Cover Image
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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.