Greek art without Roman copies, without German pedantry, without American effusiyeness--an exemplary introduction compounded of concise, apposite text, excellent photographs appropriately scaled and placed, precisely informative captions. The body of the book is an examination of each of the three great periods (without the customary labels) as interconnected with historical developments and as forming a rich, coherent culture. In no sense, however, is this a chronological survey; names and dates are kept at a minimum and the evolution of style is something absorbed rather than applied; interest and quality determine the selections rather than comprehensiveness or notoriety. The artful handling of the material is everywhere apparent, making a dramatic moment of the page-turning to the Parthenon, an immediate experience also of visits to Delphi and Olympia; for contrast there are gesticulating clay models and intricate necklaces, each form of art explained according to its origin and purpose. A pleasure to write about, it will also be a pleasure to learn from.