Lewerentz Fragments

Nathan Matteson

Hero images and text on chapter openings align to the foot margin rather than the head—reflecting the humble nature of Lewerentz' later works while creating an architectural figure rising from the ground.
Images and text align to separate grids, maximizing both the quality of image reproduction and the readability of the text, while also leaving adequate space for folios, notes, etc.
Notes are placed in the outer margins next to the relevant references in the text. They comprise both textual citations and image references—a nod to Lewerentz' predilection for speaking through his work rather than writing.
Names of all collaborators appear on the back cover. The typography of the cover aligns to the same 4mm module that governs the entire book.
The book's layout is based upon an approach to proportion that is apparent throughout much of Lewerentz' architecture.

'Lewerentz fragments' is a 288-page volume, printed on 120gsm uncoated Munken Polar, with three false gatefolds, and two 12-page signatures of archival imagery printed on 115gsm Munken Matte. The book was printed in Denmark at Narayana Press, and is bound in grey princess linen, with black endpapers, grey headbands, and black foil stamping on the front and back covers and the spine. Images comprise a mix of archival and current photography and are printed in full-color, with black-and-white images in the main text and margins rendered in quadtones. Text is set in Optimo's Theinhardt, 3mm on a 4mm line increment, with marginal notes 2.25mm on a 3mm increment. The typography is simple and straightforward, reflecting the seriousness, simplicity, and craft of the subject at hand.

Designer & Editor
Nathan Matteson
Matthew Hall
Hansjörg Göritz
Jonathan Foote