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Lilacs: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden By Naomi Slade, Georgianna Lane (Photographer) Cover Image
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Garden Perennials for the Coastal South By Barbara J. Sullivan Cover Image
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Best Garden Plants for Kansas (Best Garden Plants For...) By Annie Calovich, Laura Peters Cover Image
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Charles Dowding's Vegetable Garden Diary: No Dig, Healthy Soil, Fewer Weeds, 3rd Edition By Charles Dowding, Darina Allen (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Marijuana Garden Saver: A Field Guide to Identifying and Correcting Cannabis Problems By Ed Rosenthal Cover Image
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Encyclopedia of Gardening By DK Cover Image
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True Living Organics: The Ultimate Guide to Growing All-Natural Marijuana Indoors By The Rev (Photographer) Cover Image
By The Rev (Photographer)
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Bee People and the Bugs They Love By Frank Mortimer Cover Image
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The Garden Primer: The Completely Revised Gardener's Bible - 100% Organic By Barbara Damrosch Cover Image
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The Gardener's Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names - With More Than 5,000 Entries By Ross Bayton Cover Image
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Basic Soil Science for Successful Vegetable Gardening: 7 Simple Steps to Ensure Your Traditional, Raised-Bed, Container, or No-Till Garden Isn't a Wee By Bruce McCord Cover Image
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Hydroponics for Beginners: Your Complete Guide to Growing Food Without Soil By Jeree Harms 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.