Most people come away from exhibitions of modern art baffled and disturbed and this book should help resolve some of their bewilderment. Miss Genauer, art critic of the N.Y. World-Telegram, has selected fifty pictures characteristic, in her opinion, of the best work being done by fifty modern painters. Accompanying the reproductions, 16 of which are in full color, are commentaries, frequently quoting the artist's reasons for painting the particular picture, and interpreting it for the reader. One feels as if one had gone to an art show, accompanied by a perceptive, sympathetic teacher, who shares her understanding of modern abstractionist art, creating communication between painter and observer, indicating points of interest, symbolism and so on. The appendix lists points of exhibition for each picture included, owner, etc. Many are familiar names,- George Grosz, Boardman Robinson, Maurice Sterne, Henry Varnum Poor, and so on.