A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 31, 1969

THE written word is and always will be TIME'S primary concern. Yet many stories can only be told in pictures—and told best in color. Ever since 1951, TIME'S Art section has regularly featured a color story ranging anywhere from Claes Oldenburg's Pop objects to four pages on the churches of Soviet Russia and a ten-page spread on the Black in art down through history. At the same time, the magazine's Color Projects department has also been bringing an added dimension to news of every sort for TIME'S readers.

So far this year, Senior Editor...

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