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Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject By Saba Mahmood Cover Image
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Transcendent God, Rational World: A Maturidi Theology By Ramon Harvey Cover Image
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Being 'Good': An Ontological View of Ethics By Karim Lahham Cover Image
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The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of a Country and Its People By Tara Kangarlou Cover Image
Iranshahr and the Downfall of the Sassanid Dynasty: Persia at the Eve of the Arab Invasions By Shahin Nezhad, Farshid Delshad (Revised by) Cover Image
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Creating the Qur’an: A Historical-Critical Study By Stephen J. Shoemaker Cover Image
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Man & The Universe: An Islamic Perspective By Mostafa Al-Badawi Cover Image
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Revolution Without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and) By Asef Bayat Cover Image
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Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future By Haroon Moghul Cover Image
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Slavery and Islam By Jonathan A.C. Brown Cover Image
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We'll Play till We Die: Journeys across a Decade of Revolutionary Music in the Muslim World By Mark LeVine Cover Image
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Early Islam: A Critical Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources By Karl-Heinz Ohlig (Editor) Cover Image
By Karl-Heinz Ohlig (Editor)
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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.