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New Orleans Voodoo: A Cultural History (American Heritage) By Rory O'Neill Schmitt, Rosary Hartel O'Neill, Vodou Priestess Sallie Ann Glassman (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks By Diana Butler Bass Cover Image
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Jesus Politics: How to Win Back the Soul of America By Phil Robertson Cover Image
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Old Religion, New Spirituality: Implications of Secularisation and Individualisation in Estonia (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology #137) By Riho Altnurme (Volume Editor) Cover Image
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Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It By David Zahl Cover Image
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The Gospel in Latin America: Historical Studies in Evangelicalism and the Global South By David W. Bebbington (Editor) Cover Image
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The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God: An Emerging Chapter for Religious Life; Science, Theology, and Mission By Laurie Brink Cover Image
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Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan By Garrett L. Washington Cover Image
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God 4.0: On the Nature of Higher Consciousness and the Experience Called God By Robert Ornstein, Sally M. Ornstein Cover Image
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Christianity And Culture By T. S. Eliot Cover Image
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The Space of Religion: Temple, State, and Buddhist Communities in Modern China By Yoshiko Ashiwa, David L. Wank Cover Image
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The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices By Casper ter Kuile 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.