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Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Great American Garden By Caroline Seebohm Cover Image
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Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World's Greatest Playwright By Gerit Quealy, Sumie Hasegawa Collins, Helen Mirren (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A Mystic Garden: Working with Soil, Attending to Soul By Gunilla Norris Cover Image
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Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country's Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers By Abra Lee Cover Image
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Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden By Diane Ackerman Cover Image
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Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World By Trina Moyles, Kj Dakin (Photographer) Cover Image
By Trina Moyles, Kj Dakin (Photographer)
Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent By Ruth Stout Cover Image
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The Medieval Garden By Sylvia Landsberg Cover Image
Gardening by the book: Celebrating 100 years of the Garden Club of America  By Arete Swartz Warren, Leslie K. Overstreet (Memoir by), Denise Otis (Memoir by), Denise Otis (Memoir by) Cover Image
By Arete Swartz Warren, Leslie K. Overstreet (Memoir by), Denise Otis (Memoir by), Denise Otis (Memoir by)
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Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto By Leslie Buck Cover Image
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Scent Magic: Notes from a Gardener By Isabel Bannerman Cover Image
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The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials By Daniel J. Hinkley 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.