Kokoschka's watercolors were not shown in quantity until 1960 in London; in the past few years he has become much more familiar to American viewers. The 16 plates of the Austrian painter's watercolors in this collection exhibit a delicate transparency and, at the same time, reflect the artist's sense of urgency about the fleeting beauty around him. The majority of water colors are of flowers: single flowers; branches of flowers, bouquets of flowers. The 16 black and white drawings, covering the years 1910 through 1962, consist mainly of intense, seemingly spontaneous, portraits and lively sketches of animals. The brief, informative notes on individual pictures are useful, as is the detailed introduction. The plates are detachable and there are two mats for the purpose of framing.