A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 29, 1968

AMONG the crowds of holiday — visitors to the Exhibition Center in the TIME & LIFE Building these days, many people will find the show familiar. By now, it is almost as much a part of the season in Manhattan as the great tree that is decorated every December around the corner in Rockefeller Plaza. Year after year, people come back to see the Nativity as portrayed by Renaissance masters—25 color photographs of delicate accuracy, blown up to the size of the originals. Carols from the 15th to the 18th century provide background music,...