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Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky By Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Met Vincent van Gogh: He saw the world in vibrant colors (What the Artist Saw) By Amy Guglielmo Cover Image
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The Met Faith Ringgold: Narrating the World in Pattern and Color (What the Artist Saw) By Sharna Jackson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sharna Jackson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
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Dave the Potter (Caldecott Honor Book): Artist, Poet, Slave By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
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Women in Art (Women in Series) By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image
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The Met Hokusai: He Saw the World in a Wave (What the Artist Saw) By Susie Hodge, Kim Ekdahl (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susie Hodge, Kim Ekdahl (Illustrator)
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All the Things: How to Draw Books for Kids By Alli Koch, Paige Tate & Co. (Producer) Cover Image
By Alli Koch, Paige Tate & Co. (Producer)
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The Big Book of Drawing: Over 500 Drawing Challenges for Kids and Fun Things to Doodle (How to Draw for Kids, Children's Drawing Book) By Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Cover Image
Gods of the Ancient World: A Kids' Guide to Ancient Mythologies By Marchella Ward Cover Image
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You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce!: The Storied Life of Folk Artist Elijah Pierce By Chiquita Mullins Lee, Carmella Van Vleet, Jennifer Mack-Watkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Sagebrush and Paintbrush: The Story of Charlie Russell, the Cowboy Artist By Nancy Plain Cover Image
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Cultured Donuts: Take a Bite Out of Art History By Chloe Tyler (Artist) 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.