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    DescriptionKaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937 in San Francisco, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, where his parents bought a log cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place of artists of all sorts (Kaffe has many stories to tell about mingling with the likes of Olivia de Havilland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Henry Miller). After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishunamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting on scholarship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but left after less than one year and traveled to England, where he ultimately made his home. After struggling to make a living as a fine artist for several years, Fassett met the fashion designer Bill Gibb and began designing knitwear for his collection. He went on to design knitwear for Missoni and for private clients like Lauren Bacall, Shirley MacLaine, and Barbra Streisand, and to revolutionise the hand knitting world with his explosive use of color. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rug-making, yarn and fabric design, set design and quilting. Now in his 70s, Fassett continues to produce new work in his studio in London and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. This intimate autobiography is lavishly filled with Fassett's amazing stories about his bohemian childhood, his hard-earned rise to fame, and all of his creative pursuits. It includes photos of him throughout his life (including his stint as a model in Paris), his home (which is an artwork in itself), his work (everything from childhood drawings to pencil sketches, to oil paintings, to massive tapestries and set designs, to hand knits and quilts) as well as the people and places around the world that have inspired him.


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    Title
    Dreaming in Colour
    Subtitle
    An Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kaffe Fassett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,356 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781617690075
    ISBN 10: 1617690074
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BISAC V2.8: ART030000
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BIC subject category V2: AKB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000, DES013000
    BIC subject category V2: AFW
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Libri: ERIN2030, P0040148, QUIL5000
    DC23: 746.092
    Thema V1.0: DNBF1, AKB, AFW
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Imprint name
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kaffe Fassett, an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of colour. In 1988 he was honoured to become the first living textile designer to be given a one-person show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Since then, the exhibition of his textiles has travelled the world with him as he has taught and inspired others. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. He is the author of 15 books, including STC Craft's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts. Visit his website at www.kaffefassett.com