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Humor, Humility, Homelessness: Life In A Small Town's Shelter By Arthur P. Palmer, Milton Reyman (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Saving the World from Nuclear War: The June 12, 1982, Disarmament Rally and Beyond (Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs) By Vincent J. Intondi Cover Image
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From Thought to Action: Developing a Social Justice Orientation By Amy Aldridge Sanford Cover Image
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No Human Contact: Solitary Confinement, Maximum Security, and Two Inmates Who Changed the System By Pete Earley Cover Image
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Actual Malice: Civil Rights and Freedom of the Press in New York Times v. Sullivan By Samantha Barbas Cover Image
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Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 By Sarah Schulman Cover Image
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We Are #Altgov: Social Media Resistance from the Inside By Amanda Sturgill Cover Image
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The Worst Thing We've Ever Done: One Juror's Reckoning with Racial Injustice By Carol Menaker 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.