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    DescriptionKaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, California, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and bohemians. After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then traveled to England, where he made his home. After an inspiring trip to Inverness, Scotland, Fassett began designing knitwear for Bill Gibb, and then the Missonis, "Vogue" magazine, and private clients like Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand, and, in the process, revolutionized the handknitting world with his explosive use of color. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting. Now in his seventies, Fassett continues to produce new work and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. In this intimate autobiography, Fassett shares rich, detailed stories about his lifelong creative journey as well as hundreds of glorious photos taken along the way. Praise for "Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color: " "Kaffe Fassett is to color what Julia Child was to French cooking." --"Knitters Review" "Lavishly illustrated with photographs from his life and work and dishing on everyone from Dustin Hoffman to Princess Margaret, "Dreaming in Color" describes a charmed life filled with creativity, big personalities, travels and not a little serendipity." --"Vogue Knitting" "Shapes and patterns are everywhere; they lie waiting for the person who wants to see them. It's the bricolage aspect behind his work and, arguably, Fassett himself: arranging disparate things to create something dynamic and new." --"Vogue Knitting" "This book would be a beautiful gift to receive or give. It is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."--Examiner.com "A glance through his new autobiography shows that this is a man who, in design terms, hit the ground running and has never stopped."" --Selvedge" magazine ""Dreaming in Color," lavishly illustrated with 500 color pictures, is a feast for the eyes." --"Shelf Awareness" "Reading this book is like peeling an orange on a gray winter's day--every single one of your senses is sparked as you get sprayed with infectious creativity." --Knitty.com "Kaffe Fassett is a luminary in the world of textiles and knitting, spreading the gospel of color in his books and travels." --"The Houston Chronicle" "It is a beautiful book, no question. Beautifully designed, thoughtfully composed, well-written, Kaffe takes you on his creative journey. We all--quilters, knitters, needlepointers, and just plain art lovers--are indeed very fortunate that he would share all of this with the world." --"Getting Stitched on the Farm" "Fassett is a kind of Harrison Ford of the knitting world...." --"The Washington Post" "Kaffe Fassett is a luminary in the world of textiles and knitting, spreading the gospel of color in his books and travels."--"The Houston Chronicle" "This book is a gorgeous coffee table treasure but it so much more than the vibrant photos, it is a moving and interesting autobiography and I am so glad it has been published. What a treat to read, hold, soak in and enjoy." --Susan B. Anderson "Brimming over with beautiful eye-candy and intimate details, this colorful book is sure to charm and inspire." --"Love of Knitting" magazine "One of the book's many virtues is how effectively Fassett conveys his enthusiasm about his work to the reader. 'I'm st


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    Title
    Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color
    Subtitle
    An Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kaffe Fassett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781584799962
    ISBN 10: 158479996X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    DC21: 746.92092
    Libri: ENGM1075
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    Libri: ENGM5760
    DC22: 746.9/2092
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000, DES013000
    B&T Approval Code: A04505600
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: AKTX, WFBQ
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: P0040148, QUIL5000
    BISAC V2.8: CRA031000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TT505.F37 A3 2012
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/LIFEAS
    Thema V1.0: AKT, AGB, JBCC3, DNC, DNB, AJCD, AMB, AFW, WFBQ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    300 color illustrations
    Publisher
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Imprint name
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kaffe Fassett is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color and was the first living textile designer to have a one-person show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting, the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns, and the author of 15 books, including STC Craft's "Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts." He lives in London. Visit his website at kaffefassett.com.