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Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden By Graham Rice 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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The Practical Permaculture Project By Sophie McKay Cover Image
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The Shady Lady's Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening By Amy Ziffer Cover Image
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A Beginner's Guide to Terrarium Gardening: Succulents, Air Plants, Cacti, Moss and More! (Contains 52 Projects) By Sueko Katsuji, Motoko Suzuki, Kazuto Kihara Cover Image
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Shade: Bloom Gardener's Guide By Susanna Grant Cover Image
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Miniature Moss Gardens: Create Your Own Japanese Container Gardens (Bonsai, Kokedama, Terrariums & Dish Gardens) By Megumi Oshima, Hideshi Kimura Cover Image
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Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden By Jenny Rose Carey Cover Image
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Hostas: Memories of a Hosta Lover By Elin Endsley Johnson Cover Image
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The New Encyclopedia of Hostas By Diana Grenfell, Michael Shadrack Cover Image
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Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style By Joseph Tychonievich Cover Image
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Stylish Succulents: Japanese Inspired Container Gardens for Small Spaces By Yoshinobu Kondo, Tomomi Kondo 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.