Mark Polizzotti is publisher and editor-in-chief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

‘Cirque’ from Jazz (1947), Henri Matisse. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The bookish pursuits of Henri Matisse

Matisse was already in his 60s when he began to design books – but this new direction would inspire some of his most engaging works

7 Dec 2020
Illustration from César-antechrist (detail; 1895), Alfred Jarry.

Personality cult – Alfred Jarry makes an impression at the Morgan Library

The creator of King Ubu and inventor of pataphysics was deeply attached to the art of the book

25 Feb 2020