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Vineland (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Thomas Pynchon
Tristes Tropiques
John Weightman, Doreen Weightman, Patrick Wilcken, Claude Lévi-Strauss
Richard III
William Shakespeare
The Dwarf
Alexandra Dick, Pär Lagerkvist
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen, Cecil Day-Lewis
Richard Wolin
Giotto to Dürer: Early Renaissance Painting in the National Gallery
Jill Dunkerton, Susan Foister, Dillian Gordon, Nicholas Penny
Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics
Hubert L. Dreyfus, Paul Rabinow
Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel
Steven Weisenburger
Baroque - John Rupert Martin


Francesco Salviati (1510-1563), La deposizione (1550)


Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Descent From the Cross (c. 1612-14)

That said, this particular volume of the Penguin Style and Civilization series is dry and uninspired and, apparently, revisionist. The attempt to subsume all of the 17th cen. under the rubric Baroque, forces Martin to include Caravaggio, Rubens, Cortona, Poussin, and Vermeer, Classicism and Baroque, under a single heading -- and it is questionable how much analytic value such a synthesis provides. In this case, one may well rather identify with the 'splitters' rather than the 'smooshers'...

I'll spend a little more time with this, scanning the photos (fairly high-quality, glossy B&W's), and then move on to another volume.