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History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years By Kyle Ward Cover Image
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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Cover Image
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The Enduring Relevance of Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa By Karim F. Hirji Cover Image
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Bringing the Civic Back In: Zane L. Miller and American Urban History (Urban Life, Landscape and Policy) By Larry Bennett (Editor), John D. Fairfield (Editor), Patricia Mooney-Melvin (Editor), David Stradling (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Larry Bennett (Editor), John D. Fairfield (Editor), Patricia Mooney-Melvin (Editor), David Stradling (Foreword by)
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The Frontiers of Knowledge By A Grayling Cover Image
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A History of Montana in 101 Objects: Artifacts & Essays from the Montana Historical Society By Montana Historical Society, Tom Ferris (Photographer) Cover Image
Pieter Geyl and Britain: Encounters, Controversies, Impact (IHR Conference Series) By Stijn van Rossem (Editor), Ulrich Tiedau (Editor) Cover Image
By Stijn van Rossem (Editor), Ulrich Tiedau (Editor)
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The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists Are Murdering Our Past By Keith Windschuttle Cover Image
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Chronos: The West Confronts Time By Franocois Hartog Cover Image
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The Power of the Steel-Tipped Pen: Reconstructing Native Hawaiian Intellectual History By Noenoe K. Silva, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Austrian Second Republic (Contemporary Austrian Studies, Vol 31) By Marc Landry (Editor), Eva Pfanzelter (Editor) Cover Image
By Marc Landry (Editor), Eva Pfanzelter (Editor)
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Kirakos Gandzakets'i's History of the Armenians: Volume I By Kirakos Gandzakets'i, Robert Bedrosian (Translator) 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.