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Black Elk: The Sacred Ways of a Lakota By Elk Wallace Black Cover Image
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Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks By Diana Butler Bass Cover Image
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Faith and Spiritual Life of Young Adult Catholics in a Rising Hispanic Church By Thomas Gaunt (Editor), Center for Applied Research in the Apost Cover Image
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Why Do Jewish?: A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood By Zack Bodner Cover Image
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Spirit Possession in Buddhist Southeast Asia: Worlds Ever More Enchanted By Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière (Editor), Peter A. Jackson (Editor) Cover Image
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Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age By Robert N. Bellah Cover Image
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The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches By Korie Little Edwards Cover Image
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Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Worldview By F. David Peat Cover Image
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The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race By Willie James Jennings Cover Image
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The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great By Ben Shapiro Cover Image
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Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture By Herbert Schlossberg, Robert H. Bork (Preface by), Charles Colson (Foreword by) 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.