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Dreadful Desires: The Uses of Love in Neoliberal China (Thought in the ACT) By Charlie Yi Zhang Cover Image
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The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence By Rachel Simmons Cover Image
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Sociology of the Body: A Reader By Claudia Malacrida, Jacqueline Low Cover Image
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The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past (Asia Pacific Modern #8) By Gail Hershatter Cover Image
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The Abortionist: A Woman against the Law By Rickie Solinger Cover Image
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The Women's International Democratic Federation, the Global South and the Cold War: Defending the Rights of Women of the 'Whole World'? (Global Gender) By Yulia Gradskova Cover Image
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Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in the Philippines (New Perspectives in SE Asian Studies) By Vina A. Lanzona Cover Image
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Love Found and Lost: The Kim Vui Story By Kim Vui Cover Image
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Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities By Lee Harrington Cover Image
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Punching Back: Gender, Religion and Belonging in Women-Only Kickboxing By Jasmijn Rana 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.