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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology By David Abram Cover Image
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Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul By Ross Heaven, Howard G. Charing, Pablo Amaringo (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (DK Big Ideas) By DK, Tony Juniper (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future By Melissa K. Nelson (Editor) Cover Image
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A Clouded Leopard in the Middle of the Road: New Thinking about Roads, People, and Wildlife By Darryl Jones Cover Image
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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees: The Ash in Human Culture and History By Robert Penn Cover Image
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Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live By Rob Dunn Cover Image
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Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: New Edition By Laurence Parent Cover Image
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Louisiana Herb Journal: Healing on Home Ground By Corinne Martin Cover Image
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A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends By Cherice Bock Cover Image
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Sustainability: A History, Revised and Updated Edition By Jeremy L. Caradonna Cover Image
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Ecological Guide to the Mosses and Common Liverworts of the Northeast By Sue Alix Williams 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.