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The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World By John Forti Cover Image
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Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again By Page Dickey Cover Image
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Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant By Molly Williams Cover Image
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Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World By Wendy Johnson Cover Image
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On the Necessity of Gardening: An ABC of Art, Botany and Cultivation By Laurie Cluitmans (Editor), Marieke Barnas (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), René de Kam (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Laurie Cluitmans (Editor), Marieke Barnas (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), René de Kam (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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How to Become a Gardener: Find empowerment in creating your own food security By Ashlie Thomas Cover Image
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Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet By Marta McDowell Cover Image
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Second Nature: A Gardener's Education By Michael Pollan Cover Image
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Hunker: Brief Essays on Human Connection By Michael Perry, Rt Vrieze (Cover Design by) Cover Image
By Michael Perry, Rt Vrieze (Cover Design by)
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The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (how to create a sustainable and ethical garden that promotes native wildlife, plants, and biodiversity) By Nancy Lawson Cover Image
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How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back: A New Method of Mulch Gardening By Ruth Stout, Steven Siler (Editor) Cover Image
By Ruth Stout, Steven Siler (Editor)
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On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist By Amy Merrick 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.