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Travel to Morocco By Matt Doeden Cover Image
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Escravidão - Vol. 1 By Laurentino Gomes Cover Image
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The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent By Jessica B. Harris Cover Image
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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile By Candice Millard, Paul Michael (Read by) Cover Image
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Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora (Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora) By Michael A. Gomez Cover Image
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Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State By Cheikh Anta Diop Cover Image
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The Ancient Orishas By Jade Asikiwe Cover Image
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In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World By Judith Carney, Richard Nicholas Rosomoff (Other primary creator) Cover Image
By Judith Carney, Richard Nicholas Rosomoff (Other primary creator)
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The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth By Tom Burgis Cover Image
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Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa By Paul Kenyon Cover Image
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Scramble for Africa... By Thomas Pakenham Cover Image
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Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Studies in Comparative World History) By John Thornton 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.