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The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants By Jennifer Jewell Cover Image
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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books By Marta McDowell Cover Image
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Peaceful Persistence: Essays On... By Michael Perry Cover Image
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The Philosophy of Gardening: Essays By Blanka Stolz (Editor), Karen Caruana (Translator) Cover Image
By Blanka Stolz (Editor), Karen Caruana (Translator)
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The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition By Rick Darke (Contributions by), William Robinson Cover Image
By Rick Darke (Contributions by), William Robinson
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The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession By Andrea Wulf Cover Image
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Philosophy for Gardeners: Ideas and paradoxes to ponder in the garden By Kate Collyns 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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Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants By Allan M. Armitage Cover Image
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Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition By Robert Pogue Harrison Cover Image
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The Grove: A Nature Odyssey in 19 ½ Front Gardens By Ben Dark 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.