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Everything Ancient Was Once New: Indigenous Persistence from Hawaiʻi to Kahiki (Indigenous Pacifics) By Emalani Case, Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua (Editor), April K. Henderson (Editor) Cover Image
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The Art of Ceremony: Voices of Renewal from Indigenous Oregon By Rebecca J. Dobkins Cover Image
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Life to the Power of Nothing: Final Edition, Revised and Expanded By David Turner Cover Image
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Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table By Carol Anne Hilton Cover Image
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We Were Not the Savages, First Nations History: The Collision Between European and Native American Civilizations  Cover Image
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Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies By Joanne Barker (Editor) Cover Image
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The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun: A Mayan Tale of Ecstasy, Time, and Finding One's True Form By Martín Prechtel, Martín Prechtel (Illustrator) Cover Image
An Indian Among Los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir By Ursula Pike Cover Image
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A Diné History of Navajoland By Klara Kelley, Harris Francis Cover Image
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Laughing with the Trickster: On Sex, Death, and Accordions (CBC Massey Lectures) By Tomson Highway Cover Image
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The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate Change By Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Bill McKibben (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A Short History of the Blockade: Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin (CLC Kreisel Lecture) By Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jordan Abel (Introduction by) 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.