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The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables (New Approaches to Appalachian Studies) By Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt (Editor), Lora E. Smith (Editor) Cover Image
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Ailing in Place: Environmental Inequities and Health Disparities in Appalachia By Michele Morrone Cover Image
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Maggie Boylan By Michael Henson Cover Image
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A War that Can’t Be Won: Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs By Tony Payan (Editor), Kathleen Staudt (Editor), Z. Anthony Kruszewski (Editor) Cover Image
By Tony Payan (Editor), Kathleen Staudt (Editor), Z. Anthony Kruszewski (Editor)
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The Sonoran Desert: Its Geography, Economy, and People (Century Collection) By Roger Dunbier Cover Image
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The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions By Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez (Editor), Josiah Heyman (Editor) Cover Image
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Saints, Statues, and Stories: A Folklorist Looks at the Religious Art of Sonora (Southwest Center Series ) By James S. Griffith Cover Image
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Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota's Environment By Grant J. Merritt Cover Image
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DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services By Kimberley Kinder Cover Image
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Walking on the Wild Side: Long-Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail By Kristi M. Fondren Cover Image
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Defining the Delta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Lower Mississippi River Delta By Janelle Collins Cover Image
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Stories from the Heart: Missouri's African American Heritage (Missouri Heritage Readers #1) By Gladys Caines-Coggswell (Compiled by) Cover Image
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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

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.