The Diary of a Madman

Illustrated by Leon Steinmetz (American, born in Russia, 1944), Illustrated by John W. Cataldo (American, 20th century), Author Nikolai Gogol (Russian, 1809–1852), Printer Ando Calff & Meischke BV (Dutch, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Overall (artist's book): 27.7 x 35.2 x 1 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 x 3/8 in.) Other ("Story" book): 27.3 x 17.4 cm (10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.) Other (Envelope): 32 x 40.5 cm (12 5/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, consisting of three parts: (1) photo-lithographed artist's book ["Letterforms and Graphics Book"], (2) photo-lithographed "story" book of text only, and (3) photo-lithographed envelope with wax seal

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Cambridge: the artists] 2007) [Letterforms & Graphics Book] 27.7 cm; [20 ff.]; original publisher’s color photo-lithographed boards; [Story Book] 27.3 cm; 35 pp.; original publisher’s printed wrappers

[Cambridge: the artists] 2007


On last page of "Letterforms" book "STEINMETZ"; on colophon page of "story" book "STEINMETZ," along with other collaborators


2009, gift of the artists to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of the artists


Reproduced with permission.