A ponderous volume this, meauring 11x 13, though not so big as its predecessor, Kelder's The Great Book of French Impressionism ( LJ 1/1/81). Difficult to shelvetruebut the amplitude of the painting reproductions more than compensates. Of the more than 400 illustrations, 236 are dazzling color plates, many in full-page size or two-page spreads; often juxtaposed to these are black-and-white details or appropriate prototypes. Kelder's survey of the vast area of Post-Impressionismthe mixture of styles following Impressionismis substantive and scholarly. Eight chapters delineate the isms: Neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, etc. Attention is also paid to the international impact of Post-Impressionismas German Expressionism and Italian Futurism. A masterful study ranging from Monet, Cezanne, and Degas to Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and Chagall. Highly recommended, especially for academic art collections. Gloria K. Rensch, formerly with Vigo Cty. P.L., Terre Haute, Ind.