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Rockhounding Washington: A Guide to the State's Best Sites By Lars W. Johnson Cover Image
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A Peterson Field Guide To Rocks And Minerals (Peterson Field Guides) By Frederick H. Pough Cover Image
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Agate Hunting on the Oregon Coast: A Guide to the 40 Best Agate Hunting Sites By M. J. Grover Cover Image
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Rocks & Minerals (DK Smithsonian Handbook) By Chris Pellant, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by) Cover Image
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Rockhounding for Beginners: Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding and Collecting Precious Minerals, Gems, Geodes, & More By Lars W. Johnson, Stephen M. Voynick Cover Image
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Rockhounding Idaho: A Guide to 99 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites By Garret Romaine Cover Image
The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals: How to Find, Identify and Collect the World's Most Fascinating Specimens, with Over 800 Detailed Photograph By John Farndon Cover Image
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Rocks & Minerals of the Pacific Coast: Your Way to Easily Identify Rocks & Minerals (Adventure Quick Guides) By Dan R. Lynch, Bob Lynch Cover Image
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Lake Superior Agates Field Guide (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides) By Dan R. Lynch, Bob Lynch Cover Image
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Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls By Robert Thorson Cover Image
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Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa By Bruce Cairncross Cover Image
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National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America (Pocket Guides) By Sarah Garlick 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.