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The Japanese Garden By Sophie Walker Cover Image
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Inside Your Japanese Garden: A Guide to Creating a Unique Japanese Garden for Your Home By Joseph Cali, Sadao Yasumoro Cover Image
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Freestyle Bonsai: How to pot, grow, prune, and shape - Bend the rules of traditional bonsai By Jerome Kellerhals, Mariannjely Marval Cover Image
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The Little Book of Bonsai: An Easy Guide to Caring for Your Bonsai Tree By Jonas Dupuich Cover Image
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Bonsai By DK Cover Image
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Create Your Own Japanese Garden: A Practical Guide By Motomi Oguchi, Joseph Cali Cover Image
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Modern Japanese Ikebana: Elegant Flower Arrangements for Your Home (Contains 42 Projects) By Shinichi Nagatsuka Cover Image
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Forest Penjing: Enjoy the Miniature Landscape by Growing, Care and Appreciation of Chinese Bonsai Trees By Qingquan Zhao Cover Image
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Japanese Style Companion Planting: Organic Gardening Techniques for Optimal Growth and Flavor By Toshio Kijima Cover Image
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Zen Garden Design: Mindful Spaces by Shunmyo Masuno - Japan's Leading Garden Designer By Mira Locher, Shunmyo Masuno, Terunobu Fujimori (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Art of the Japanese Garden: History / Culture / Design By David Young, Michiko Young, Tan Hong Yew (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Easy Ikebana: 30 Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Make in Three Simple Steps By Shinichi Nagatsuka 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.