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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again By Johann Hari Cover Image
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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Cover Image
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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others By Daniel H. Pink Cover Image
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Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature By Angus Fletcher Cover Image
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Drawing on The Dominant Eye: Decoding the Way We Perceive, Create, and Learn By Betty Edwards Cover Image
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Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character By Kay Redfield Jamison Cover Image
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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles By Shawn Coyne (Editor), Steven Pressfield Cover Image
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Dancing with the Muse in Old Age By Priscilla Long Cover Image
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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition By Betty Edwards Cover Image
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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World By Iain McGilchrist Cover Image
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Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work By Shawn Coyne (Introduction by), Steven Pressfield Cover Image
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Inspired: Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul By Matt Richtel 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.