I read this book for a college course and made the mistake of giving the slender volume to a friend whom I thought woudl enjoy it. I really need to acquire another one! Berger writes eloquently about the relationship between art and the presumed observer/audience. This book gave me the tools to appreciate forms of art that I did not care for (e.g., cubism) by understanding what the artist was about. Highly recommended for anyone, whether a museum goer or a magazine reader, so that you know what you are *really* looking at.