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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Cover Image
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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Cover Image
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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West Cover Image
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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey Cover Image
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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Cover Image
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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Cover Image
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Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
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Horizons: The Global Origins of Modern Science Cover Image
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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies Cover Image
By Bartolome de Las Casas, Nigel Griffin (Translated by), Anthony Pagden (Introduction by)
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The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began Cover Image
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Travels of Marco Polo Cover Image
By Marco Polo, Milton Rugoff (Introduction by), Howard Mittelmark (Afterword by)
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South: The Endurance Expedition Cover Image
By Ernest Shackleton, Fergus Fleming (Introduction by), Frank Hurley (Photographs by)
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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.