The Art Institute of Chicago
368 pages | 653 images
This catalogue is divided into three time periods; each opens with a chronology. Eight essays serve as introductions to 54 entries that connect Matisse’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints, revealing information about his methods and reworking of compositions through comparisons, x-ray images, diagrams
and archival images. The book design and content evolved jointly, alternating between ideas from the curators’ research and my designs, which gave structure to the extensive and complex material. The fonts are Stempel Garamond, which closely resembles the font used in Matisse’s Livres d’Artistes, and Syntax, a beautiful and legible sans serif with forms based on Renaissance fonts.