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A Natural History of the Future: What the Laws of Biology Tell Us about the Destiny of the Human Species By Rob Dunn Cover Image
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Parasites: The Inside Story By Scott Lyell Gardner, Judy Diamond, Gabor R. Rácz Cover Image
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Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps By Seirian Sumner Cover Image
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Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change By Thor Hanson Cover Image
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Walden By Henry David Thoreau Cover Image
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Incredible Wild Edibles By Samuel Thayer Cover Image
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50 Hikes with Kids California By Wendy Gorton Cover Image
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Bees: A Honeyed History By Piotr Socha Cover Image
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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World By David Abram Cover Image
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The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild By Craig Childs Cover Image
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest: Regional Guide: Birds, Animals, Trees, Wildflowers, Insects, Weather, Nature Pre serves, and More (National Audubon Society Field Guides) By National Audubon Society Cover Image
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A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters By Andrew H. Knoll 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.