A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 28, 1967

IN the post-abstract expressionist era of the '60s, modern art has been racing ahead at a frantic clip that is a challenge to its chroniclers. In recent years the editors have taken the readers through the worlds of pop and op (a TIME coinage, by the way) and on to kinetic and minimal. This week it's luminal. In a wide-ranging story, the Art section surveys the work of a new group of practitioners who "paint" in light. As usual in TIME, the story is supported by a portfolio of color illustrations.

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