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Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews  1430-1950 By Mark Mazower Cover Image
Education Transformation in Muslim Societies: A Discourse of Hope By Ilham Nasser (Editor), Nuraan Davids (Contribution by), Mualla Selcuk (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Ilham Nasser (Editor), Nuraan Davids (Contribution by), Mualla Selcuk (Contribution by)
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The Message To The Black Man In America 2.0 By Jonah Sanders Cover Image
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Three Treatises on the I'jaz of the Qur'an (Great Books of Islamic Civilization) By Muhammad Khalaf Ahmad, Muhammad Zaghlul Sallam, Issaa J. Boullata (Translator) Cover Image
Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition By Ahmed El Shamsy Cover Image
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The Qur'an: A New Annotated Translation By A. J. Droge, Aj Droge (Editor) Cover Image
By A. J. Droge, Aj Droge (Editor)
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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan By Jenny Nordberg Cover Image
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40 on Justice: The Prophetic Voice on Social Reform By Omar Suleiman Cover Image
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The Kushnameh: The Persian Epic of Kush the Tusked (World Literature in Translation) By Iranshah, Hee Soo Lee (Editor), Kaveh L. Hemmat (Translated by) Cover Image
By Iranshah, Hee Soo Lee (Editor), Kaveh L. Hemmat (Translated by)
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In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire By Tom Holland Cover Image
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Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence By Prof. Mohammad Hashim Kamali Cover Image
Among the Eunuchs: A Muslim Transgender Journey By Leyla Jagiella 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.