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Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide. Homegrown Herbs- Vegetables-Plants. Sustainable, Healthy and Organic Techniques By Michael Square Cover Image
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How to Garden When You Rent: Make It Your Own *Keep Your Landlord Happy By Matthew Pottage Cover Image
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Beginner's Guide to Successful Container Gardening: Grow Your Own Food in Small Places! 25+ Proven DIY Methods for Composting, Companion Planting, See By Sophie McKay Cover Image
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Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round By Jason Johns Cover Image
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The Essential Urban Farmer By Novella Carpenter, Willow Rosenthal Cover Image
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American Edible Wild Plants: 51 Foolproof Wild Edible Plants You Can Forage with 7 Foraging Tricks for Wilderness Survival By Green Witch Cover Image
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Microgreens: Start Your Own Sustainable Microgreen Farm for Profit and Pleasure Using Vertical Farming Techniques for Gardeners in By Millie Marguerite Cover Image
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City Veg: Inspiration from an Urban Garden By Cinead McTernan Cover Image
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Food Grown Right, in Your Own Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Crops at Home By Colin McCrate, Brad Halm, Hilary Dahl (Photographer) Cover Image
By Colin McCrate, Brad Halm, Hilary Dahl (Photographer)
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Evergreen: Living with Plants By Gestalten (Editor) Cover Image
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Just One Backyard: One Man's Search for Food Sustainability By John G. Zahina-Ramos Cover Image
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New York Green: Discovering the City’s Most Treasured Parks and Gardens By Ngoc Minh Ngo 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.