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Colors of the Mountain By Da Chen Cover Image
By Da Chen
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Black Dragon River: A Journey Down the Amur River Between Russia and China By Dominic Ziegler Cover Image
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The Silk Road: Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iran: A Travel Companion By Jonathan Tucker, Paul Theroux (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jonathan Tucker, Paul Theroux (Introduction by)
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The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden (Frontline Coverage of Current Events) By Meg Greene Cover Image
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A Continent Erupts: Decolonization, Civil War, and Massacre in Postwar Asia, 1945-1955 By Ronald H. Spector Cover Image
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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World By Jack Weatherford Cover Image
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The Shortest History of China: From the Ancient Dynasties to a Modern Superpower—A Retelling for Our Times (Shortest History Series) By Linda Jaivin Cover Image
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The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore By Michael Dylan Foster, Shinonome Kijin (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East By Nicholas Morton Cover Image
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Razor 03: A Night Stalker's Wars By Alan C. Mack Cover Image
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States By James C. Scott Cover Image
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High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China By Erika Fatland, Kari Dickson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Erika Fatland, Kari Dickson (Translated by)
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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.