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A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for all seasons By Sarah Raven, Jonathan Buckley (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Sarah Raven, Jonathan Buckley (Photographs by)
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The Garden: Elements and Styles By Toby Musgrave Cover Image
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New England Month-by-Month Gardening: What To Do Each Month To Have a Beautiful Garden All Year - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (Month By Month Gardening) By Charlie Nardozzi Cover Image
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The Wild Bee Handbook: The Amazing Lives of Our Wild Species and How to Help Them Thrive By Sarah Wyndham-Lewis Cover Image
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Growing Weed in the Garden: A No-Fuss, Seed-to-Stash Guide to Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation By Johanna Silver, Rachel Weill (By (photographer)) Cover Image
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The Cut Flower Sourcebook: Exceptional perennials and woody plants for cutting By Rachel Siegfried Cover Image
Container Gardening For Beginners: A Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Edible Flowers By Tammy Wylie Cover Image
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The Plant Lover's Guide to Ferns (The Plant Lover’s Guides) By Richie Steffen, Sue Olsen Cover Image
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Terrariums - Gardens Under Glass: Designing, Creating, and Planting Modern Indoor Gardens By Maria Colletti Cover Image
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Best Garden Plants for Iowa By Chuck Porto, Laura Peters Cover Image
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The New Seed-Starters Handbook (Rodale Organic Gardening) By Nancy Bubel, Jean Nick Cover Image
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Let It Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition) By Stu Campbell Cover Image
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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.