Art: Museums Between Covers

In André Malraux's "imaginary museum" of art reproductions, many walls are still blank. But last week U.S. publishers were doing their best to fill in the empty spaces and, incidentally, investing more dollars than ever before in the U.S.'s growing interest in art of all nations and ages. Result: the biggest crop of art books ever. In anticipation of the Christmas season, more than 100 titles have been published in the fall season alone at prices ranging from 50¢ to $50.

Among the best:

THE BELLES HEURES OF JEAN, DUKE OF BERRY PRINCE OF FRANCE...

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