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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow By Yuval Noah Harari Cover Image
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Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media By P. W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking Cover Image
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The World Without Us By Alan Weisman Cover Image
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How to Save the World for Just a Trillion Dollars: The Ten Biggest Problems We Can Actually Fix By Rowan Hooper Cover Image
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Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy By David Fleming, Shaun Chamberlin, Rob Hopkins (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Third Wave: The Classic Study of Tomorrow By Alvin Toffler Cover Image
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The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans—and Other Possible Phenomena By Mike Pearl Cover Image
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News from Nowhere and Other Writings By William Morris, Clive Wilmer (Introduction by) Cover Image
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What We Owe the Future By William MacAskill Cover Image
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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
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The End of Scarcity: The Dawn of the New Abundant World By Kristen Ragusin Cover Image
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The Skeptics' Guide to the Future: What Yesterday's Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow By Dr. Steven Novella, Bob Novella (With), Jay Novella (With) 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.