Another Harper venture- the Art Library, in which basic subjects will be the approach. Twenty are in the present project, with the nude and the child in preparation. This first of the series will be very popular, in its broad sweep of the flower piece in European painting. There are 40 full color reproductions, the majority of them very successful. They range from illuminated manuscripts to 20th century still lifes. The text provides an authoritative discussion of the artists' work, anecdotes connected with the illustrations, analysis of the use of flowers as symbols, decorations, etc. The text is separate from the plates, but carefully identified for ready reference.