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Guatemala (All Around the World) By Joanne Mattern Cover Image
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Where Tapirs and Jaguars Once Roamed: Ever-Evolving Costa Rica By Jack Ewing Cover Image
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Bonds of Blood: Gender, Lifecycle and Sacrifice in Aztec Culture (Early Modern History: Society and Culture) By Caroline Dodds Pennock Cover Image
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The Ancient Maya, 6th Edition By Robert J. Sharer, Loa P. Traxler Cover Image
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Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado By Medea Benjamin Cover Image
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Cruising Coast to Coast Through the Panama Canal 2020-21: A guide on What to Expect By Lew Deitch Cover Image
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Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization (Case Studies in Early Societies #3) By Arthur Demarest Cover Image
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Secret History, Second Edition: The Cia's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954 By Nick Cullather Cover Image
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The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now By Alma Guillermoprieto Cover Image
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Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom) By Marc Becker Cover Image
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The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and One Town's Quest to Save a Wave By Jeremy Evans Cover Image
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Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context (Options for Teaching) By Gloria Elizabeth Chacón (Editor), Mónica Albizúrez Gil (Editor) Cover Image
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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

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.