Book Report: Thomas Cole’s Refrain
Thomas Cole’s Refrain
By H. Daniel Peck
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)