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Herbert Matter: Modernist Photography and Graphic Design

This exhibition from Stanford University Special Collections highlights the work of graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter. The 293 items in the exhibition are drawn from the Herbert Matter Archive, a massive collection dating from 1937 through 1984 that includes photographs, books, audiovisual materials, documents and manuscripts, and negatives and transparencies of Matter's artistic and commercial photographic work. Matter had a long friendship with the artist Alberto Giacometti, whom he began photographing when they met in 1960. Matter's portrait photographs of Giacometti and Giacometti's art work form the largest series within the archive, and there are 79 images of Giacometti in the web exhibition; the next largest grouping is land and seascapes with 48 items. Stanford has implemented an IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) viewer so that images can be viewed and manipulated online. It's also possible to download thumbnails and copy or embed code to link to an image from a personal website or blog.
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