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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession By Daniel J. Levitin Cover Image
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Between the Lines: Concepts in Sound System Design and Alignment By Michael Lawrence Cover Image
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How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication By Tom Mustill Cover Image
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How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond By John Powell Cover Image
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The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants By Karen Bakker Cover Image
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What the Ear Hears (and Doesn't): Inside the Extraordinary Everyday World of Frequency By Richard Mainwaring Cover Image
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The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe By Stephon Alexander Cover Image
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Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution's Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction By David George Haskell Cover Image
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Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World By Nina Kraus Cover Image
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Introduction to Live Sound Reinforcement: The Science, the Art, and the Practice By Teddy Boyce Cover Image
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Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste By Nolan Gasser Cover Image
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Into the Groove: The Story of Sound From Tin Foil to Vinyl By Jonathan Scott 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.