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To The End Of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care By Cris Beam Cover Image
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The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host/Becoming the Perfect Guest By Kathy Bertone Cover Image
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The Right to Have Rights By Stephanie DeGooyer, Alastair Hunt, Lida Maxwell, Samuel Moyn, Astra Taylor (Afterword by) Cover Image
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Preventing Child Maltreatment in the U.S.: Multicultural Considerations (Violence Against Women and Children) By Milton A. Fuentes, Rachel R. Singer, Renee L. DeBoard-Lucas Cover Image
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Blob School (Blobs) By Pip Wilson Cover Image
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The Dangers of Economic Imperialism By Chester Alexis C. Buama Cover Image
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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival By Melissa Fleming Cover Image
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By Us! For Us!: Activism in Jane-Finch A Working Class Community By Wanda Macnevin, Honourable Jean Augustine (Contribution by), Sam Tecle (Contribution by) Cover Image
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Righteous Self Determination: The Black Social Work Movement in America By Patricia Reid-Merritt Cover Image
No Bad Days . . . I Can Eat This Pizza: Journeys with a Social Worker By Matthew A. Eldridge Cover Image
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Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families: An Integrative Approach By Cheryl B. Lanktree, John N. Briere Cover Image
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Quality Victim Advocacy: A Field Guide By David L. Voth 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.