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Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona By Tom Zoellner Cover Image
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Capitalism in the Anthropocene: Ecological Ruin or Ecological Revolution By John Bellamy Foster Cover Image
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Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide By Josh Katz Cover Image
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Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors By Carolyn Finney Cover Image
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies By Jared Diamond Cover Image
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Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life By Colin Ellard Cover Image
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Atlas of Vanishing Places: The lost worlds as they were and as they are today  WINNER Illustrated Book of the Year - Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 (Unexpected Atlases) By Travis Elborough Cover Image
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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners (Unexpected Atlases) By Travis Elborough Cover Image
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Geography Of Nowhere: The Rise And Declineof America'S Man-Made Landscape By James Howard Kunstler Cover Image
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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks By Ken Jennings Cover Image
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Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation By Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Brenna Bhandar (Editor), Alberto Toscano (Editor) Cover Image
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Last Harvest: From Cornfield to New Town: Real Estate Development from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway By Witold Rybczynski Cover Image
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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

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.