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Bonsai: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide on How to Cultivate and Care for Beginners By Kitaro Takagi Cover Image
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Indoor Bonsai By Paul Lesniewicz Cover Image
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Bonsai Book for Beginners: Learn How to Plant, Grow, and Care for a Bonsai Tree Step by Step By Robert Smith Cover Image
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Japanese Gardening: A Practical Guide to Creating a Japanese-Style Garden with 700 Step-By-Step Photographs By Charles Chesshire Cover Image
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Bonsai For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide To Bonsai Growing, Bonsai Care & Sculpting For Newcomers (Bonsai, Indoor Gardening, Japanese Garden By Gregory Moto Cover Image
The Ultimate Herbal Medicine Handbook for Beginners: The step-by-step Guide to Healing Common Ailments with over 50 Medicinal Herbs (Remedies for Comm By Albert M. Sandler Cover Image
The Ultimate Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide (for Beginners) to rearing your Livestock, Growing Your Own Food, making your cleaning and By Albert M. Sandler Cover Image
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Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning & Form By Stephen Mansfield, Donald Richie (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Stephen Mansfield, Donald Richie (Foreword by)
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Miniature Japanese Gardens: Beautiful Bonsai Landscape Gardens for Your Home By Kenji Kobayashi Cover Image
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Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden; Based on the Sakuteiki by Tachibana No Toshitsuna By Julie Moir Messervy (Introduction by), Joe Earle (Editor), Sadao Hibi (Photographer) Cover Image
By Julie Moir Messervy (Introduction by), Joe Earle (Editor), Sadao Hibi (Photographer)
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composting Bokashi: Beginners Comprehensive Guide To Start And Set up Bokashi Compost By Fredrick Mill Cover Image
Japanese Garden Design By Marc Peter Keane, Haruzo Ohashi (Photographer) Cover Image
By Marc Peter Keane, Haruzo Ohashi (Photographer)
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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.