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The Crevice Garden: How to make the perfect home for plants from rocky places By Paul Spriggs, Kenton Seth Cover Image
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Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect By Judith B. Tankard Cover Image
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Edible Landscaping: Now You Can Have Your Gorgeous Garden and Eat It Too! By Rosalind Creasy (Photographs by) Cover Image
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250 Things a Landscape Architect Should Know By Cannon Ivers (Editor) Cover Image
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Take It Outside: A Guide to Designing Beautiful Spaces Just Beyond Your Door: An Interior Design Book By Mel Brasier, Garrett Magee, James DeSantis Cover Image
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Midwest Gardener's Handbook, 2nd Edition: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Midwest Garden By Melinda Myers Cover Image
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The Fruit Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden By Lewis Hill, Leonard Perry Cover Image
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Southeast Home Landscaping, 4th Edition: 54 Landscape Designs with 200+ Plants & Flowers for Your Region By Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan, Mark Wolfe (Editor) Cover Image
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Lotusland By Lisa Romerein (Photographs by), Marc Appleton (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Plants in Design: A Guide to Designing with Southern Landscape Plants By Brad Davis, David Nichols Cover Image
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The Creative Shrub Garden: Eye-Catching Combinations for Year-Round Interest By Andy McIndoe 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.