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Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theaetetus and the Sophist (Dover Philosophical Classics) By Plato, Francis M. Cornford (Editor) Cover Image
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Courageous Conversations: The Tools You Need For the Conversations in the Culture By Lisa Fields (Editor), Yana Conner, Sherelle Ducksworth Cover Image
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The Guide for the Perplexed By Moses Maimonides Cover Image
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Elucidation of Necromancy Lucidarium Artis Nigromantice attributed to Peter of Abano: Including a new translation of his Heptameron or Elements of Magic With text, translation, and commentary by Joseph H. Peterson By Joseph Peterson, Peter Of Abano Cover Image
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Magical Alphabets             : The Secrets and Significance of Ancient Scripts  Including Runes, Greek, Ogham, Hebrew and Alchemical Alphabets By Nigel Pennick Cover Image
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A Conceptual Lexicon for Classical Confucian Philosophy By Roger T. Ames Cover Image
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The Interpretation of Cultures By Clifford Geertz, Robert Darnton (Foreword by) 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.