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Harvest Your Own Lumber: How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood By John English Cover Image
Foundations of Woodworking: Essential Joinery Techniques and Building Strategies By Michael Pekovich Cover Image
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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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Bird House Make and Makeover: Mix and Match to Make a Unique Project By Alan Goodsell Cover Image
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Pyrography for Beginners!: How to Get Started with Wonderful Wood Burning Projects By Derk Shaw Cover Image
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The Real Wood Bible: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods By Nick Gibbs Cover Image
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The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-By-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips By Tom Carpenter, Mark Johanson Cover Image
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Carving Little Caricatures: 14 Wooden Projects with Personality By Karen Scalin Cover Image
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The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery By Terrie Noll Cover Image
Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft By Tedd Benson, James Gruber (With), Jamie Page (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tedd Benson, James Gruber (With), Jamie Page (Illustrator)
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Handcarved Christmas: 36 Beloved Ornaments, Decorations, and Gifts (Best of Woodcarving Illustrated) By Wci Cover Image
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Everyday Woodworking: A Beginner's Guide to Woodcraft With 12 Hand Tools By Rex Krueger 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.