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An American Color: Race and Identity in New Orleans and the Atlantic World (Race in the Atlantic World #40) By Andrew N. Wegmann Cover Image
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Eco-Types: Five Ways of Caring about the Environment By Emily Huddart Kennedy Cover Image
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American Dreams, American Nightmares: Culture and Crisis in Residential Real Estate from the Great Recession to the COVID-19 Pandemic By Daniel Horowitz Cover Image
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The Rise of the Shame Society: America's Change from a Guilt Culture into a Shame Culture By Marcel H. Van Herpen Cover Image
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A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History By Francesca Morgan Cover Image
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Preventing Child Maltreatment in the U.S.: Multicultural Considerations (Violence Against Women and Children) By Milton A. Fuentes, Rachel R. Singer, Renee L. DeBoard-Lucas Cover Image
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Obscene Gestures: Counter-Narratives of Sex and Race in the Twentieth Century By Patrick Lawrence Cover Image
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Iranians in Texas: Migration, Politics, and Ethnic Identity By Mohsen Mostafavi Mobasher Cover Image
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Born to Kvetch By Michael Wex Cover Image
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Unpredictable Agents: The Making of Japan's Americanists During the Cold War and Beyond By Mari Yoshihara (Editor), Yujin Yaguchi (Contribution by), Mariko Iijima (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Mari Yoshihara (Editor), Yujin Yaguchi (Contribution by), Mariko Iijima (Contribution by)
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The Jewish Metropolis: New York City from the 17th to the 21st Century By Daniel Soyer (Editor) Cover Image
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The Cultural and Political History of Guyana: President John F. Kennedy's Interference in the Country's Democracy By Ivan a. Ross 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.