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Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting By Danya Ruttenberg Cover Image
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Torah in a Time of Plague: Historical and Contemporary Jewish Responses By Erin Leib Smokler (Editor) Cover Image
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People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present By Dara Horn Cover Image
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You Gentiles By Maurice Samuel Cover Image
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The State of Israel vs. the Jews By Sylvain Cypel, William Rodarmor (Translated by) Cover Image
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The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated By Leo Rosten, Lawrence Bush (Revised by), Ro Blechman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leo Rosten, Lawrence Bush (Revised by), Ro Blechman (Illustrator)
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How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish By Ilan Stavans (Editor), Josh Lambert (Editor) Cover Image
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The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York: A Cookbook By Claudia Roden Cover Image
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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods By Michael Wex Cover Image
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Artifacts of Orthodox Jewish Childhoods: Personal and Critical Essays By Dainy Bernstein (Editor) Cover Image
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Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition By David Nirenberg Cover Image
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There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists By Cindy Milstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Cindy Milstein (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.