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A Countryman's Journal: Views of Life and Nature from a Maine Coastal Farm By Roy Barrette Cover Image
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The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms By Naoko Abe 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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The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession By Andrea Wulf Cover Image
On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains: The Botanical Legacy of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail's Alpine Treasure By Sarah Chase Shaw Cover Image
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Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden By Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Raven Cover Image
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Rhapsody in Green: A novelist, an obsession, a laughably small excuse for a vegetable garden By Charlotte Mendelson Cover Image
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The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden By Johanna Silver, Marion Brenner (Photographs by) Cover Image
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Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful By Amy Stewart Cover Image
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A Northeast Gardener's Year By Lee Reich Cover Image
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Autobiography of a Garden By Patterson Webster Cover Image
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How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables By Rebecca Rupp 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.