Véronique Vienne

The Self-Taught Design Critic. [...]

Véronique Vienne was a magazine art director in the USA when she began to write to better analyze and understand the work of the graphic designers, illustrators and photographers who collaborated with her.

Today she writes books and conducts workshops on design criticism as a creative tool.


Voir, regarder, apprécier : tout un programme. [...]

Véronique Vienne a été directrice artistique aux USA avant de commencer a écrire pour mieux comprendre ce que faisaient les graphistes, illustrateurs et photographes avec qui elle collaborait.

Aujourd’hui elle écrit des livres et anime des sessions de travail sur la critique du design graphique comme outil de création.

The Art of Imperfection: Simple ways to make peace with yourself

With photographs by Erica Lennard, published by Clarkson Potter (1999)

Images of perfection seems to be everywhere in the media, yet it is conspicuously absent in everyday reality. In this book, ten meditative essays help us find solace in our shortcomings and humor in our blunders and lapses. Paradoxically, The Art of Imperfection, featuring beautiful photographs by Erica Lennard, makes the perfect gift.