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Deciphering Aztec Hieroglyphs: A Guide to Nahuatl Writing By Gordon Whittaker Cover Image
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The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History By Kal Wagenheim (Editor), Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim (Editor), Luis Martínez-Fernández (Editor) Cover Image
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Emergency: Reading the Popol Vuh in a Time of Crisis (Critical Antiquities) By Edgar Garcia Cover Image
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Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya (Civilization of the American Indian) By Adrien Recinos, Sylvanus G. Morley, Delia Goetz Cover Image
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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala By Rigoberta Menchu, Elisabeth Burgos-Debray (Editor), Ann Wright (Translated by) Cover Image
By Rigoberta Menchu, Elisabeth Burgos-Debray (Editor), Ann Wright (Translated by)
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Hoja de Ruta. Cultura y Civilizacion de Latinoamerica By Priscilla Gac-Artigas, Gustavo Gac-Artigas Cover Image
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Prieto: Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions (Envisioning Cuba) By Henry B. Lovejoy Cover Image
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Fire And Blood: A History Of Mexico By T. R. Fehrenbach Cover Image
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Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded (Latin American Studies) By Stephen Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, John H. Coatsworth (Introduction by) Cover Image
Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag By Armando Valladares Cover Image
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Making Better Coffee: How Maya Farmers and Third Wave Tastemakers Create Value By Edward F. Fischer Cover Image
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The History of the Indies of New Spain (Civilization of the American Indian #210) By Fray Diego Duran 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.