Take a Deep Dive Into the Hudson River School’s Founding Artist

Book Report: Thomas Cole’s Refrain

Book Report: Thomas Cole’s Refrain

Thomas Cole’s Refrain

By H. Daniel Peck

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In Thomas Cole’s Refrain, author H. Daniel Peck takes a deep dive into the Hudson River School founding artist’s depictions of the Catskill Creek, a view that dominated a good number of Thomas Cole’s paintings.

The works — 10 in total — have key motifs that Peck traces and describes in great detail, exploring the patterns of change and permanence throughout the scenes.

200 pages, Three Hills, $34.95 (pbk)

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