i was excited when a package arrived from abrams books (the publisher of printing by hand) with a copy of vera, the art and life of an icon. i’ve been wanting to see this book for a while! vera neumann has been an idol of mine for a long time. she was such a prolific and successful textile designer. what i enjoyed most about the book was reading about her life and her business. she had a close friendship with alexander calder (and her prints inspired by his work are some of my favorites). i’ve always wanted to know more about her, and had a hard time finding information in the past. the book would be a great holiday present for a textile lover!

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  1. I never knew about her. Her work is fascinating Im off to see if I can get the book in Oz.

  2. I'm jealous, I want this too! I manage a bookstore, so no one ever gives me books as presents, so I will have to get it for myself 🙂

  3. this is amazing!!!! i've been collecting her stuff for years! putting that on the wish list for sure!

  4. J'aime beaucoup la première photo, magnifique mobile et table très originale…
    L'aquarelle des papillons est magnifique…


  5. she is one my inspirations too. that book rocks. i still have to get my paws on my own personal copy.

  6. Ha ha ha… how funny… I just bought her book and your book at the same time on Amazon!!! (Xmas present for myself with money recieved from family)I just can't wait to get my little hands on them 🙂

    Love you blog and work 🙂