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Beadweaving Beyond the Basics: 24 Beading Designs Using Seed Beads, Crystals, Two-hole Beads and More By Kassie Shaw Cover Image
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Making Jewelry With Beads And Silver Jewelry For Beginners: A Complete and Step by Step Guide: (Special 2 In 1 Exclusive Edition) By Janet Evans Cover Image
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Simple Peyote Stitch Beading Techniques: Easy Peyote Stitch Beading Patterns for Beginners By Jessie Taylor Cover Image
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Woodland Creatures: Tips, Techniques, Inspirational Ramblings, Creative Nudgings and Step-By-Step Instructions to Help You Create (CF Sculpture #7) By Christi Friesen Cover Image
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Glass Beads: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft By Louise Mehaffey Cover Image
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Seed Bead Graph Paper: beading grid paper for designing your own beadwork patterns By Useful Notebooks Cover Image
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Bead-Making Lab: 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire By Heather Powers Cover Image
Mastering Wirework Jewelry: 15 Intricate Designs to Create By Rachel Norris Cover Image
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Kumihimo for Beginners: A Complete beginner's guide to learn kumihimo techniques and patterns with pictures; Carry out braiding Projects with By Karen Louis Cover Image
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How to Make Beaded Bags, Purses and Other Beaded Accessories: 35 vintage patterns with complete step-by-step instructions & lists of materials By John R. Cumbow, Fledgling Studio Cover Image
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Circles of Life: Beads That Tell A Story By Elizabeth Townes Cover Image
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The Complete Collection of Bead Flowers By Dalene I. Kelly 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.