A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 10, 1959

TIME'S four-color picture stories are the product of long, painstaking research and planning by editors, correspondents and photographers. This week's color story in Art on Libya's lost city of Leptis Magna started as usual—but did not end that way. The editors decided that Leptis Magna would be a good color subject, gathered a fat file of material on the lost city, considered what photographer would be best for the job, asked the Rome bureau to check whether any photographer there had taken any color pictures of the place that might serve for guidance. Back came Rome Bureau Chief Walter Guzzardi with...

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