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Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration By Aviva Chomsky Cover Image
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The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers) By Steven Palmer (Editor), Iván Molina (Editor) Cover Image
By Steven Palmer (Editor), Iván Molina (Editor)
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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance By Carolyn Forché Cover Image
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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 By David McCullough Cover Image
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Nicaragua: A History of Us Intervention & Resistance By Daniel Kovalik Cover Image
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The Maya By Michael D. Coe, Stephen Houston Cover Image
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Translating Maya Hieroglyphs By Scott a. J. Johnson Cover Image
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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya By William Carlsen Cover Image
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Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala (American Encounters/Global Interactions) By Kirsten Weld Cover Image
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Anna in the Tropics By Nilo Cruz Cover Image
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Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century By Kaysha Corinealdi Cover Image
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The Maya: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) By Matthew Restall, Amara Solari 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.