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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Cover Image
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Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art Cover Image
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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal Cover Image
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Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North Cover Image
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By Bruce Chatwin, Rory Stewart (Introduction by)
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Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are Cover Image
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In the Shadow of the Sabertooth: Global Warming, the Origins of the First Americans, and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene (Counterpunch) Cover Image
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Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity Cover Image
By Nestor Garcia Canclini, Renato Rosaldo (Foreword by), Christopher L. Chiappari (Translated by), Silvia L. Lopez (Translated by)
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Primitive Man as Philosopher (NYRB Classics) Cover Image
By Paul Radin, Neni Panourgiá (Preface by), John Dewey (Foreword by)
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Sapiens. De animales a dioses / Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution 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.