Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett

Dreaming in Color : An Autobiography

Book - 2012
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"Kaffe 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, More...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." --Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2012
Description: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781584799962
Branch Call Number: 746.92092 Fas


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May 03, 2016

You know they say sometimes it is not such a good thing to meet your idols. I was excited to read his autobiography, hoping to glimpse his creative process. I couldn't get even half way through the book, it might just be me but he seems very vain and is such a name dropper. I will always love his crazy riotous use of color......truly a unique artist

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