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Whimsical Cross-Stitch: More Than 130 Designs from Trendy to Traditional By Cari Buziak Cover Image
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The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book: Faith, Family, and the Land (Foxfire Series #13) By Inc. Foxfire Fund Cover Image
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The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles By Betty Oppenheimer Cover Image
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Arne & Carlos' Field Guide to Knitted Birds: Over 40 Handmade Projects to Liven Up Your Roost By Carlos Zachrison, Arne Nerjordet Cover Image
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Yarn Mandalas for Beginners and Beyond: Woven Wall Hangings for Mindful Making By Inga Savage Cover Image
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Wild Mittens and Unruly Socks 2: 22 More Outrageously Unique Knitting Patterns By Lumi Karmitsa Cover Image
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Leather Working Book for Beginners: A Leather Crafting Starter Handbook of 15 Leather Craft Projects Plus Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get You Starte By Luke Byrd Cover Image
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Crackle Weave Simply: Understanding the Weave Structure 27 Projects to Practice Your Skills By Susan Kesler-Simpson Cover Image
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The Art of Whittling: Classic Woodworking Projects for Beginners and Hobbyists By Walter L. Faurot Cover Image
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The Art Of Native American Flute Making By Jessie Mato-Toyela (Photographer), Charlie Mato-Toyela Cover Image
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Cozy Knits: 30 Hat, Mitten, Scarf and Sock Projects from Around the World By Kari Cornell (Editor), Sue Flanders, Janine Kosel Cover Image
Adorable Knitted Animals: Cute Stuffed Toys to Knit the Japanese Way (25 Different Animals) By Hiroko Ibuki 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.