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Baking Soda: Natural Remedies for Health, Beauty and Home By Josephine Simon Cover Image
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The Art of Japanese Gardens By Loraine E. Kuck Cover Image
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Bonsai Carebook: Practical Guide to Bonsai Art and Cultivation By Oliver Tate Cover Image
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley By Mary Shelley Cover Image
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The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration By Ann McClellan Cover Image
The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening By Donna E. Schaper Cover Image
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The Sound of Cherry Blossoms: Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design By Alxe Noden, Martin Hakubai Mosko Cover Image
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New on How to Grow Succulents: The Complete Stepped Guide On Simple Practical Instructions To Growing And Managing Succulents By Amos Allan Cover Image
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The Ultimate Homesteading Guide to Growing Your Food: A Back to Basics Guide (for Beginners) to Growing Your Own Food (Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit) A By Albert M. Sandler Cover Image
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Tenryu-ji: Life and Spirit of a Kyoto Garden By Norris Brock Johnson Cover Image
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The Art of Bonsai: Creation, Care and Enjoyment By Yuji Yoshimura, Giovanna M. Halford Cover Image
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The Art of Setting Stones: And Other Writings from the Japanese Garden By Marc Peter Keane Cover Image
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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

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.