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Social Policy for Children and Families: A Risk and Resilience Perspective By Jeffrey M. Jenson (Editor), Mark W. Fraser (Editor) Cover Image
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Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering By Josh Seim Cover Image
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A Field Guide for Social Workers: Applying Your Generalist Training By Shelagh J. Larkin Cover Image
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Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ+ Community: The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors By Michael P. Dentato (Editor) Cover Image
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Loss and Grief: Personal Stories of Doctors and Other Healthcare Professionals By Matthew Loscalzo (Editor), Marshall Forstein (Editor), Linda Klein (With) Cover Image
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Essentials of Clinical Social Work By Jerrold R. Brandell (Editor) Cover Image
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Through Iceboxes and Kennels: How Immigration Detention Harms Children and Families By Luis H. Zayas Cover Image
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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice Through Eight Policy Sectors By Bruce S. Jansson Cover Image
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The Shadow of Childhood Harm Behind Prison Walls: Theory, Evidence, and Treatment By Nancy Wolff Cover Image
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The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth By Josh Levin Cover Image
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Rebooting Capitalism: How We Can Forge a Society That Works for Everyone By Anthony Biglan 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.