EW Staff
November 29, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

Charles Bell, a painter in the Photorealism school, finally gets the spirited book his art deserves. In Charles Bell, one hundred and ninety-six reproductions of his work are accompanied by two informative essays, one by Henry Geldzahler and the other by Louis Meisel, describing the sophisticated processes by which the artist composes his images of such popular artifacts as Raggedy Ann dolls, gumball machines, pinball machines, marbles, and other toys. One of the best art books of the year. A

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