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The Lessons of History - Observed: Change Your Context - Change Your Life By Jim Giombetti Cover Image
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Lore and Verse By Yue Zhang Cover Image
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Rodrigo Ortiz Vélez: Orgullo, Inquietud y Sedición By Ricardo Vélez Acevedo Cover Image
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Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest: Updated Edition By Matthew Restall Cover Image
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Middle Rages: Why The Battle For Medieval Studies Matters To America By Milo Yiannopoulos, Mark Bauerlein (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization Volume I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985 By Martin Bernal Cover Image
Operation Backhander: 1944 Battle for Cape Gloucester By Daniel Wrinn Cover Image
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Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall (Princeton Studies in Complexity #26) By Peter Turchin Cover Image
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Japan Emerging: Premodern History to 1850 By Karl F. Friday (Editor) Cover Image
By Karl F. Friday (Editor)
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From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methodology By Martha C. Howell, Walter Prevenier Cover Image
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Truth Has a Power of Its Own: Conversations about a People's History By Howard Zinn Cover Image
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American History Now (Critical Perspectives On The P) By Eric Foner (Editor), Lisa McGirr (Editor), American Historical Association (Editor) Cover Image
By Eric Foner (Editor), Lisa McGirr (Editor), American Historical Association (Editor)




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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.