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Farming, Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches By Renea Winchester 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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The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials By Daniel J. Hinkley Cover Image
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Ground Rules: 100 Easy Lessons for Growing a More Glorious Garden By Kate Frey Cover Image
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Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement By Dominique Browning 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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The Organic Farming Revolution: Past, Present, Future By Jan Hartman (Editor) Cover Image
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The Gardener's Year (Modern Library Gardening) By Karel Capek, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction by), Josef Capek (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karel Capek, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction by), Josef Capek (Illustrator)
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Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949 By Julia Eichelberger (Editor) Cover Image
By Julia Eichelberger (Editor)
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The Medieval Garden By Sylvia Landsberg Cover Image
An Island Garden (Illustrated) By Childe Hassam (Illustrator), Celia Thaxter Cover Image
By Childe Hassam (Illustrator), Celia Thaxter
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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.