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Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Aquariums By George Farmer Cover Image
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Vegetable Gardening For Beginners: 4 WEEKS VEGETABLES - Simple Ways to Grow Full and Healthy Vegetables Anywhere - Raised Bed Gardening, Vertical Gard By Jaqueline McFarland Cover Image
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The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles By Jen Stearns Cover Image
Beginner's Guide to Aquaponics: Step-By-Step Systems for Plants and Fish By Seth Connell Cover Image
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Water Talks: Empowering Communities to Know, Restore, and Preserve Their Waters By Betsy Damon, Jane Goodall (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Sunken Gardens: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums By Karen A. Randall Cover Image
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Building Natural Ponds: Create a Clean, Algae-Free Pond Without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals By Robert Pavlis Cover Image
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RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond: Plan, Dig, and Enjoy a Natural Pond in Your Own Back Garden in your own back garden By Kate Bradbury Cover Image
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Aeroponics Gardening for Beginners: Essential Guide On How To Grow Healthy Organic Fruits And Vegetables Without Soil By Kevin S. Stevenson Cover Image
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Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest: Design and Build Your Own By Zsofia Pasztor, Keri Detore, Jill Nunemaker (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Timber Press Pocket Guide to Water Garden Plants By Greg Speichert, Sue Speichert Cover Image
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Flowforms: The Rhythmic Power of Water By John Wilkes 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.