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Garden Style: A Book of Ideas By Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus Cover Image
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Resilient Garden: Sustainable Gardening for a Changing Climate By Tom Massey Cover Image
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Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility By Michael Phillips Cover Image
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Gardening Month by Month in Minnesota and Wisconsin By Don Engebretson, Don Williamson Cover Image
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The Flower Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long: 400 Favorite Flowers, Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Garden Designs, and a Lifetime of Gardening Wisdom By Lewis Hill, Nancy Hill, Joseph De Sciose (Photographs by), Suzy Bales (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Grow a Damn Plant Journal By Tyler Thrasher Cover Image
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What Gardeners Grow: 600 plants chosen by the world's greatest plantspeople (Bloom #6) By Bloom, Melanie Gandyra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bloom, Melanie Gandyra (Illustrator)
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Gardening Month by Month in Illinois By William Aldrich, Don Williamson Cover Image
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Biodynamic Gardening: Grow Healthy Plants and Amazing Produce By DK 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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Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents (Kew Experts #10) By ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, Paul Rees Cover Image
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Bee People and the Bugs They Love By Frank Mortimer 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.