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Her Dior: Maria Grazia Chiuri's New Voice By Maria Grazia Chiuri, Maria Luisa Frisa (Text by) Cover Image
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Marie Mason Potts: The Lettered Life of a California Indian Activist By Terri A. Castaneda Cover Image
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Wedded Wife: a feminist history of marriage By Rachael Lennon Cover Image
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Widows: Poverty, Power and Politics By Maggie Andrews, Janis Lomas Cover Image
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Socialist Women and the Great War, 1914-21: Protest, Revolution and Commemoration By Ingrid Sharp (Editor), Matthew Stibbe (Editor), Corinne Painter (Editor) Cover Image
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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II By Liza Mundy, Erin Bennett (Read by) Cover Image
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The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia By Alex Perry Cover Image
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Women Fight Back: The Centuries-Long Struggle for Liberation By Donna Goodman Cover Image
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I'll Be Seeing You: Letters Home from a Navy Girl By Karen Berkey Huntsberger Cover Image
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The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment By Dena Goodman Cover Image
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Doing Women's History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites (American Association for State and Local History) By Heather Huyck Cover Image
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Indecent: How I Make It and Fake It as a Girl for Hire By Sarah Katherine Lewis 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.