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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides) By National Audubon Society Cover Image
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This Is a Book for People Who Love Birds By Danielle Belleny, Stephanie Singleton (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Mushrooms of Hawai'i: An Identification Guide By Don E. Hemmes, Dennis E. Desjardin Cover Image
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Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont, 2nd Edition By Elizabeth H. Thompson, Eric R. Sorenson, Robert J. Zaino Cover Image
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Beginner's Guide to Safely Foraging for Wild Mushrooms: Identifying and Collecting Mushrooms Sustainably with Confidence By Karen Stephenson Cover Image
Common Bees of Western North America (Princeton Field Guides #124) By Olivia Messinger Carril, Joseph S. Wilson Cover Image
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The Beginner's Guide to Mushrooms: Everything You Need to Know, from Foraging to Cultivating By Britt Bunyard, Tavis Lynch Cover Image
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Sierra Wildflowers: A Hiker's Guide By John Muir Laws Cover Image
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Kaufman Field Guide To Nature Of The Midwest (Kaufman Field Guides) By Kenn Kaufman, Kimberly Kaufman, Jeffrey P. Sayre 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.