This excellent introduction to painting not only introduces the young reader to known masterpieces, but establishes certain aesthetic precepts and serves as an open sesame to intelligent perception. Organized in sections which deal with the component parts of paintings--line, shape, space, light, color, pattern. balance, rhythm, contrast, and unity--Lamont Moore makes his analysis directly from the numerous full page photographic illustrations, thereby establishing concrete concepts in the reader's mind which can be employed in viewing other works. A text which discourages passivity on the observer's part and suggests that the appreciation of painting is a vital and stimulating activity. Recommended for school libraries, supplementary reading and home libraries.