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Odysseus Found: A Royal Tomb, a Hero Cult, and the Birth of a Legend By Konstantin Nikolas Kokkolis Cover Image
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King of the World: The Life of Cyrus the Great By Matt Waters Cover Image
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Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet By Barry B. Powell Cover Image
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National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History By Diane Harris Cline Cover Image
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The Trojan War as Military History By Manousos E. Kambouris Cover Image
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The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine By Shigehisa Kuriyama Cover Image
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Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece By Robin Waterfield Cover Image
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Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership By Barry Strauss Cover Image
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Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy By George G. M. James Cover Image
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Timaeus and Critias (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) By Plato, Benjamin Jowett (Translator) Cover Image
By Plato, Benjamin Jowett (Translator)
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The Antikythera Mechanism: The Story Behind the Genius of the Greek Computer and its Demise By Evaggelos Vallianatos Cover Image
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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire By Judith Herrin 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.