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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future By James Bridle Cover Image
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A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond By Daniel Susskind Cover Image
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Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing By Chris Bail Cover Image
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The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World By Adam Gazzaley, Larry D. Rosen Cover Image
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The Case Against Memes By Daniel Espinola Cover Image
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Global Civil War: Capitalism Post-Pandemic (Kairos) By William I. Robinson Cover Image
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The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots By Kate Darling Cover Image
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Story Mode: Video Games and the Interplay Between Consoles and Culture By Trevor Strunk Cover Image
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The Gentrification of the Internet: How to Reclaim Our Digital Freedom By Jessa Lingel Cover Image
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Blockland: 21 Stories of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency By Elias Ahonen Cover Image
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The Legendary Douglas DC-3: A Pictorial Tribute By Michael S. Prophet Cover Image
What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley (FSG Originals x Logic) By Adrian Daub 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.