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The New Permaculture Design Manual: A Profound Guide On Permaculture Design By Wilfred Dawson Cover Image
Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsai: A Pictorial Exploration of Its History, Aesthetics, Styles and Preservation By Rob Kempinski (Foreword by), Xuenian Han (By (photographer)), Qingquan Zhao, Le Huang (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Rob Kempinski (Foreword by), Xuenian Han (By (photographer)), Qingquan Zhao, Le Huang (By (photographer))
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Japanese Garden for Beginners By Aya Beth Cover Image
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Zen Gardens: The Art and Principles of Designing a Tranquil, Peaceful, Japanese Zen Garden at Home By Ronin Azul Cover Image
Succulent Growers' Bible: The explicit book guide on what to grow, when to grow, how to grow and what tools to use in growing your succulents. A By Henry Donald Cover Image
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Creating Bonsai: Master Simple Methods by Developing Effective Habits By Dennis Nolan Cover Image
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Bountiful Bonsai: Create Instant Indoor Container Gardens with Edible Fruits, Herbs and Flowers By Richard W. Bender Cover Image
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Your First Bonsai: A Beginners Guide To Bonsai Growing, Bonsai Care and Understanding The Bonsai By Louise Harvey Cover Image
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Raised Bed Gardening for Dummies: A step by step approach on your raised bed gardening journey for both beginners and oldies with diagrams. By Kimberly Ezra Cover Image
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Bonsai for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Caring for Your Bonsai Tree By Akira Sasaki Cover Image
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11 Simple Ways to Turn Your Garden Japanese By Russell Chard Cover Image
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Indoor Bonsai for Beginners: Selection - Care - Training By Werner Busch 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.