Herbert Matter: Modernist Photography and Graphic Design A Stanford University Special Collections Exhibition

The Herbert Matter Archive

The Herbert Matter archive spans the years 1937-1984, when Matter was active as a graphic designer and photographer in the United States, until his death at the age of seventy-seven. The archive is large and includes original art work and production files; manuscript materials; film, video and audio media; photographs; books and printed matter; correspondence; and negatives and transparencies of his commercial and non-commercial photographic work.

Giacometti at work on a sculpture wearing a coat and tie; 1960; From the book: Alberto Giacometti / photographed by Herbert Matter ; text by Mercedes Matter ; foreword by Louis Finkelstein ; with an introduction by Andrew Forge; New York : Abrams; 1987; Similar to image; page 46.


Alexander Calder Stabile with shadow.