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Assessing Capacity: Easy & Practical Guide Based On The Mental Capacity Act 2005: A Brief Guide To Carrying Out Capacity Assessments By Bruce Merthie Cover Image
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Kids Who Are Changing the World: A Book From the GoodPlanet Foundation By Anne Jankéliowitch, Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Photographs by) Cover Image
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The Book on Volunteer Management: Organize. Engage. Motivate. By Gabrielle Long (Editor), Eric Burger Cover Image
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Once a Warrior: How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home By Jake Wood Cover Image
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Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer By Barry Altland Cover Image
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Ours to Explore: Privilege, Power, and the Paradox of Voluntourism By Pippa Biddle Cover Image
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Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action By Michael Gecan Cover Image
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Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World By Sam Metcalf, Alan Hirsch (Foreword by) Cover Image
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People Power: The Community Organizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky By Aaron Schutz (Editor), Mike Miller (Editor) Cover Image
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Good Work Done Better: Improving the Impact of Community-Based Non-Profits By Sam Watts Cover Image
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Among the Maasai: A Memoir By Juliet Cutler Cover Image
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Where's the Wisdom in Service-Learning? By Robert Shumer (Editor) 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.