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Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Not that it's a bad book - we get a nice sense of who Vera was and there are many lovely pictures of her textiles and drawings and her motivation. She was inspired by just about everything and was incredibly prolific. For Vera lovers, we know she was a premier midcentury artist and ahead of her time. Unfortunately, this makes dating her items more difficult. This book sheds no light.
However, if you are interested in the life of Vera and even more, the understanding of the ideas of a woman way ahead of her time, this book is for you. The photos of her home are amazing, classic and she surrounded herself with gorgeous midcentury design, just like her textiles. There are many beautiful pictures of Vera's art-and she was a premier artist.
It's a lovely book-just a warning that it's not a reference book for a collector, nor is it a biography. It's a basic overview for a beginner to Vera, and that's all. I'm aware that Vera has tens of thousands of designs and it would be difficult to catalog them all. But I hope that the author, who apparently has access to Vera's original art, will consider another book and date what she can and give more examples of the periods of her work. Vera was influenced by various travels and colors at different times of her life and there is a nod to this but nothing substantial.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Both books are just what I wanted. They are in fine condition and arrived in the mail quickly. Thank you!Published 15 months ago by Rachael Simpson
Some of the photos of VERA's work are frame ready--beautiful book on an artist that created beautiful textiles.Published 19 months ago by suesis77
I gave this as a gift to a friend named Vera. It's a fun book to leaf through, especially on a gloomy day.Published 21 months ago by Susan Larson
Nice coffee table book. Lacks any in depth information for reference. Seems that the books purpose is more to promote the authors new line of Vera.Published on May 25, 2014 by Kristi Obler