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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media By Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky Cover Image
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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business By Neil Postman, Andrew Postman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Neil Postman, Andrew Postman (Introduction by)
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The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas By Gal Beckerman Cover Image
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How to Survive the Modern World: Making Sense Of, and Finding Calm In, Unsteady Times By Life of School the, Alain de Botton (Editor) Cover Image
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The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media By Kevin Driscoll Cover Image
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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking with Statistics and the Scientific Method By Daniel J. Levitin Cover Image
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The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation By Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff Cover Image
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The Killing Game: Selected Writings by the author of Dark Alliance By Gary Webb, Eric Webb (Editor), Tom Loftus (Foreword by), Robert Parry (Afterword by) Cover Image
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The Nineties: A Book By Chuck Klosterman Cover Image
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Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice By Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster Cover Image
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More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories By Jen Maxfield Cover Image
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Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It By Kaitlyn Tiffany 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.