Art: Artists & Books

A common complaint among modern U. S. artists is that book illustration has gone to hell. For this some of them might share the blame, since to the naked eye of the average publisher nonrepresentational painting is not much use as illustration. Fact is, however, that the fashion is against any illustrations at all except for children's books—a tendency which reached a little apogee last month when Painter Miguel Covarrubias published a book on Bali, illustrated mostly with photographs by his wife (TIME, Nov. 22).

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