A companion volume to The First Book of Painting (1960, J-157), Lamont Moore again makes his analysis of form, building materials and aesthetic components directly from full-page photographic illustrations and reproductions of interiors by famous designers. The book is divided into five sections -- ""Architecture for Worship,- Living,- Earning,- Governing, and Pleasure and learning"". High school students are given a full view of how architecture reflects the values and styles of each era of history, ranging from the Prehistoric through the of Versailles to the Guggenheim Museum. Though the organization is intelligible, the value of the book is somewhat lessened by the dizzying historical shifts from one page to the next. For supplementary reading or home libraries.