The Art and Life of an Icon
By Susan Seid
Co-writer Jennifer Renzi
Contribution by The Vera Company
Legendary designer and artist Vera Neumann (1907–1993) believed in art’s ability to inspire and enrich lives. An innovator and one of the most successful female entrepreneurs of her time, Vera built her company on a radical philosophy: fine art should be accessible to everyone, not just a select few. Known for her iconic images of cheerful flowers, trendy geometrics, and vibrant ladybugs, she believed people should surround themselves with beauty.
For the first time, Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon, tells her inspiring story through the art and designs she created. In this volume, richly illustrated with Vera’s original sketches, paintings, and photographs of her worldwide travels, readers are introduced to the amazing woman behind the dynamic designs that continue to inspire and influence art, design, and fashion.
About the author
Susan Seid is the owner of The Vera Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and has held various executive positions in the retail and direct marketing industries.
Jen Renzi has written for publications including the New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper, and Condé Nast Traveler. Previously a senior editor at House & Garden and Interior Design magazines, she is also the author of The Art of Tile.
Imprint: Abrams Books
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Trim Size: 9 x 9 7⁄8
Page Count: 208
Illustrations: 300 full-color illustrations