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An Island Garden (Gardening in America) By Celia Thaxter 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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The Garden in Every Sense and Season: A Year of Insights and Inspiration from My Garden By Tovah Martin Cover Image
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Herbs and the Earth: An Evocative Excursion Into the Lore & Legend of Our Common Herbs (Pocket Paragon) By Henry Beston, Roger B. Swain (Introduction by) 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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A Therapist's Garden: Using Plants to Revitalize Your Spirit By Erik Keller Cover Image
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The Star-Nosed Mole: An Anthology of Scented Garden Writing By Isabel Bannerman Cover Image
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How Does My Garden Grow? By Atwood Cutting (Created by) Cover Image
By Atwood Cutting (Created by)
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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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The Garden Diary of Doctor Darwin By Susan Campbell Cover Image
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Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent By Ruth Stout Cover Image
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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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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.