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Conversations with Goethe: In the Last Years of His Life By Johann Peter Eckermann, Allan Blunden (Translated by), Ritchie Robertson (Introduction by), Ritchie Robertson (Notes by) Cover Image
By Johann Peter Eckermann, Allan Blunden (Translated by), Ritchie Robertson (Introduction by), Ritchie Robertson (Notes by)
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Keats: A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph By Lucasta Miller Cover Image
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Anna Karenina (Oxford World's Classics) By Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett (Translator) Cover Image
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The Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection By Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel (Editor) Cover Image
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Hölderlin's Madness: Chronicle of a Dwelling Life, 1806–1843 (The Italian List) By Giorgio Agamben, Alta L. Price (Translated by) Cover Image
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Maladies of the Will: The American Novel and the Modernity Problem By Jennifer L. Fleissner Cover Image
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Why Read Moby-Dick? By Nathaniel Philbrick Cover Image
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The Life of Mark Twain: The Final Years, 1891–1910 (Mark Twain and His Circle #3) By Gary Scharnhorst Cover Image
The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The Pei Years, 1900-1911 By Mary Henley Rubio, Elizabeth Hillman Waterston Cover Image
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Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems By Stephanie Burt Cover Image
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Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today By Rachel Vorona Cote Cover Image
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Dante in Deutschland: An Itinerary of Romantic Myth (New Studies in the Age of Goethe) By Daniel DiMassa 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.