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Greek Myths: A New Retelling Cover Image
By Charlotte Higgins, Chris Ofili (Drawings by)
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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus Cover Image
By Sophocles, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
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Great Dialogues of Plato Cover Image
By Plato, W. H. D. Rouse (Translated by), Matthew S. Santirocco (Introduction by)
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The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories Cover Image
By Andreas Karkavitsas, Johanna Hanink (Translated by), Johanna Hanink (Introduction by)
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Agricola and the Germania Cover Image
By Tacitus, James Rives (Editor), James Rives (Introduction by), James Rives (Notes by), Harold Mattingly (Translated by)
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Natural History: A Selection Cover Image
By Pliny the Elder, John F. Healey (Translated by), John F. Healey (Introduction by), John F. Healey (Notes by)
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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians Cover Image
By Aeschylus, Philip Vellacott (Translated by), Philip Vellacott (Introduction by), Philip Vellacott (Notes by)
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Civil War Cover Image
By Lucan, Matthew Fox (Translated by), Matthew Fox (Introduction by), Ethan Adams (Introduction by)
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The Campaigns of Alexander Cover Image
By Arrian, Aubrey de Sélincourt (Translated by), J. R. Hamilton (Revised by), J. R. Hamilton (Introduction by), J. R. Hamilton (Notes by)
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A New Sublime: Ten Timeless Lessons on the Classics Cover Image
By Piero Boitani, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
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Early Socratic Dialogues Cover Image
By Plato, Trevor J. Saunders (Translated by), Trevor J. Saunders (Editor), Trevor J. Saunders (Introduction by), Chris Emlyn-Jones (Editor)
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Sophocles: The Complete Plays Cover Image
By Sophocles, Paul Roche (Translated by), Matthew S. Santirocco (Afterword 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.