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Letters to a Young Muslim By Omar Saif Ghobash Cover Image
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Malay-Indonesian Islamic Studies: A Festschrift in Honor of Peter G. Riddell (Texts and Studies on the Qurʾān #20) By Majid Daneshgar (Editor), Ervan Nurtawab (Editor) Cover Image
By Majid Daneshgar (Editor), Ervan Nurtawab (Editor)
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Guidelines for a Successful Marriage based on the Life and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad By Muhammad Abdulraoof Cover Image
Petit guide illustré pour comprendre l'Islam By I. A. Ibrahim Cover Image
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Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam By Mark LeVine Cover Image
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Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys By John O'Brien Cover Image
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Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches By Belal Abu-Alabbas (Editor), Christopher Melchert (Editor), Michael Dann (Editor) Cover Image
By Belal Abu-Alabbas (Editor), Christopher Melchert (Editor), Michael Dann (Editor)
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The End of Two Illusions: Islam after the West By Hamid Dabashi Cover Image
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Mukhtasar al-Akhdari: The Fiqh of the Acts of Worship According to the Maliki School of Islamic Law By Abdur-Rahman Al-Akhdari, Ibrahim Dimson (Editor), Sidi Baye (Translator) Cover Image
By Abdur-Rahman Al-Akhdari, Ibrahim Dimson (Editor), Sidi Baye (Translator)
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Introducing Islam: A Graphic Guide By Ziauddin Sardar, Zafar Abbas Malik (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Ziauddin Sardar, Zafar Abbas Malik (Contribution by)
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The Fatimids: 1 - The Rise of a Muslim Empire (World of Islam) By Shainool Jiwa Cover Image
Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece By Amanda Luyster (Editor) Cover Image
By Amanda Luyster (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.