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Domestic Monastery By Ronald Rolheiser Cover Image
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Lead Like a Monk: Benedict's Path to Cultivating Meaning, Joy, and Purpose at Work By Anselm Grün Cover Image
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The Rule of St. Benedict in English By Timothy Fry (Translator) Cover Image
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Monastery Mornings: My Unusual Boyhood Among the Saints and Monks By Michael Patrick O'Brien Cover Image
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Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict (Voices from the Monastery) By Michael Casey Cover Image
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Evagrius of Pontus: Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons (Cistercian Studies #229) By Evagrius, David Brakke (Translator) Cover Image
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Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection (Cistercian Studies #59) By Benedicta Ward (Translator), Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (Preface by) Cover Image
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The Forgotten Desert Mothers: Sayings, Lives, and Stories of Early Christian Women By Laura Swan Cover Image
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Sonorous Desert: What Deep Listening Taught Early Christian Monks--And What It Can Teach Us By Kim Haines-Eitzen Cover Image
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Thoughts In Solitude By Thomas Merton Cover Image
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The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History By James Clark 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.