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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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The Fatimids: 1 - The Rise of a Muslim Empire (World of Islam) By Shainool Jiwa Cover Image
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Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Cover Image
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Iran Is More Than Persia: Ethnic Politics in Iran By Brenda Shaffer Cover Image
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Managing Spoiled Identity: The Case of Polish Female Converts to Islam (Muslim Minorities #41) By Beata Abdallah-Krzepkowska, Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Joanna Krotofil Cover Image
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Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'Arabi By Claude Addas, Peter Kingsley (Translated by) Cover Image
By Claude Addas, Peter Kingsley (Translated by)
Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads By David Rundell Cover Image
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The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign Against a Muslim Minority (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics #76) By Sean R. Roberts Cover Image
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40 on Justice: The Prophetic Voice on Social Reform By Omar Suleiman Cover Image
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How Creation Began By Hayyan Khaled Cover Image
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Pérdida de la Ambigüedad, La By Thomas Bauer Cover Image
Muharram and 'Ashura By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al- Munajjid 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.