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No Grid Survival Projects: Essential DIY Projects for When the Grid Does Down By Rusty Matthews, Sophia Hall Cover Image
Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners By Lora S. Irish Cover Image
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Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use By Christopher Schwarz Cover Image
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Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way By Lars Mytting Cover Image
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I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects: 48 quality furniture projects that require minimal experience and tools By David Thiel (Editor), Scott Francis (Editor) Cover Image
By David Thiel (Editor), Scott Francis (Editor)
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20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood By Tom Hindes Cover Image
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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery By Gary Rogowski Cover Image
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making By Doug Stowe Cover Image
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Building Wood and Resin River-Style Tables: A Step-By-Step Guide with Tips, Techniques, and Inspirational Designs By Bradlyn Zimmerman Cover Image
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Heirloom Wood: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and other Homewares By Max Bainbridge Cover Image
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The Art of Japanese Joinery By Kiyosi Seike Cover Image
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Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit and Use By Toshio Odate 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.