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Tough Plants for Tough Places: Invincible Plants for Every Situation By Sharon Amos Cover Image
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The Complete Book of Bonsai: A Practical Guide to Its Art and Cultivation By Harry Tomlinson, Elvin McDonald (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Composting for the Absolute Beginner: How to Improve Your Soil for Better Organic Gardening By Dede Cummings Cover Image
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The Complete Gardener's Guide: The One-Stop Guide to Plan, Sow, Plant, and Grow Your Garden By DK Cover Image
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Perennials for Pennsylvania (Perennials for . . .) By Ilene Sternberg, Alison Beck 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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How to Attract Wildlife to Your Garden: Foods They Like, Plants They Love, Shelter They Need By Dan Rouse Cover Image
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Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden By Niki Jabbour Cover Image
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Rocky Mountain Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming (Month By Month Gardening) By John Cretti Cover Image
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Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time By Craig LeHoullier Cover Image
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Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants for Free By Alan Toogood Cover Image
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Your Gardening Year: A Monthly Shortcut to Help You Get the Most from Your Garden By DK 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.