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American Comics: A History By Jeremy Dauber Cover Image
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Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution By Diane McWhorter Cover Image
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A Celebration of Bells (Dover Books on Americana) By Eric Sloane, Eric Hatch Cover Image
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The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World By Greg Grandin Cover Image
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The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas By Eric Rutkow Cover Image
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The Malthusian Moment: Global Population Growth and the Birth of American Environmentalism (Studies in Modern Science, Technology, and the Environment) By Professor Thomas Robertson Cover Image
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No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880–1920 By T. J. Jackson Lears Cover Image
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Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay By Craig L. Symonds Cover Image
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story By Douglas Preston Cover Image
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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created By Charles C. Mann Cover Image
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The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book: Revised and Expanded By Gord Hill, Pamela Palmater (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World By A. J. Baime 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.