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The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing (Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce #24) By Ken Roberts Cover Image
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Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains By Cassie Chambers Cover Image
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The Last American Man By Elizabeth Gilbert Cover Image
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The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People By E. E. Evans-Pritchard Cover Image
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All Over but the Shoutin': A Memoir By Rick Bragg Cover Image
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Foxfire 12: Square Dancing, Crafts, Cherokee Traditions, Summer Camps, World War Veterans, Personalities (Foxfire Series #12) By Inc. Foxfire Fund Cover Image
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The World of All Creatures Great & Small: Welcome to Skeldale House By All Creatures Great & Small, Jim Wight (Foreword by) Cover Image
Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village By Ronald Blythe, Matt Weiland (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Foxfire 8: Southern Folk Potter from Pug Mills, Ash Glazes, Groundhog Kilns to Face Jugs, Churns, Roosters, Mule Swapping and Chicken Fighting (Foxfire Series #8) By Inc. Foxfire Fund, Eliot Wigginton (Editor) Cover Image
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Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream By Jennifer Sherman Cover Image
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Arkansas Travelers: Geographies of Exploration and Perception, 1804-1834 By Andrew J. Milson Cover Image
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Aspen and the American Dream: How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification By Jenny Stuber 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.