Friday, June 18, 2010

Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon

Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon -- 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, people should surround themselves with art in every aspect of their lifestyle. For the first time, "Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon", tells her inspiring story through the art and designs she created. "Vera" is a biography about a creative soul, but also a woman who was adventurous and entrepreneurial, traveling across the world from Bombay to Lima gathering inspiration along the way. Richly illustrated with Vera's original sketches, paintings, and photographs of her worldwide travels, readers are introduced to the amazing woman behind the art and the dynamic designs that continue to inspire the world of art, design, and fashion.

About the Author: Susan Seid is an art lover and 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 industry. Jen Renzi is a freelance writer based in New York and has written for publications including the New York Times Magazine, Surface, New York, Interiors, Wallpaper, and CondeNast Traveler. Previously a senior editor at House & Garden and Interior Design magazines, she is the author of The Art of Tile and has written or contributed to a number of design books.

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