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Welcome Home Hardcover – October, 1999
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home where he apparently does most of his work.
Beware, this book is not for the exponent of
monochromatic themes. Mr. Fassett lives with his
art and the colors in his house explode from the
pages of WELCOME HOME.
The artist says that "the house is like a constantly
changing set." In fact, his entire home appears to
be a working studio. On page eleven there are
pictures of the same room decorated in two distinct
and different styles, where even the fireplace mantle
has been changed.
From the papered or hand painted walls, to the quilts,
needlepoint rugs, chairs and pillows, the home abounds
in colors, textures and patterns. It's a treat to
just look at the photographs. If you feel so inclined,
the instructions are given for making some of the
quilts, rugs and pillows.
It's interesting to view the home environment of a
successful working artist and to see how different
objects are collected and used as sources of future
inspiration. I particularly enjoyed the pictures of
Mr. Fassett's blue and white pottery collection which
is also a favorite of mine. I also liked seeing his
bookcase, which from the point of view of a book
collector, looked well used and filled with cherished
The section of the book called Museum Tour, shows
various exhibits of Mr. Fassett's work as a textile
artist. These photographs are from his show at the
Minneapolis Institute of Fine Art.
I highly recommend this beautiful book.
Fassett challenges all the truisms of decor and many of the fundamental rules of art, and celebrates life and color with his fabulous visual concepts. Savoring each photo in this book... Well, it's like eating the best sherbet in the world, but for your creative spirit.
If you want your environment to enrich you and welcome visitors with extraordinary and JUICY colors (and color combinations), it's worth finding a copy of this book. I recently acquired a copy (after being "on the fence" about it for too long... what WAS I thinking...?) and wish that I'd snagged a copy sooner.
I honestly can't think of any kind of art or artist that wouldn't be very positively influenced by this book.
This book was a disappointment to me as I had hoped for more patterns and less "talk" about how to decorate. As everyone's tastes are different, seeing 83 pages of Mr. Fassett's color suggestions put me off. I knew his tastes varied greatly from mine but that doesn't mean I can't just use different fabrics with any of his quilt designs. As there were so few for the amount of pages in the book, I didn't enjoy this book.
With inset seams in one quilt, the four hooked rugs and the yo-yo pillow, that didn't leave me many quilts to create from this book. The patterns gave very few graphics so you needed to be sure you knew what you were reading to create them.
All in all, not a book I would suggestion to any of my quilting friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love all of Kaffe Fassetts books. It was his interest in mosaics that started a new artistic career for me.Published 2 days ago by Pamela D. Edwards
I WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT IT HAD MOSTLY PICTURES AND NOT QUILTS WITH THE PATTERNS. IT IS MOSTLY A BOOK
TO PUT ON A COFFEE TABLE.
Book was in excellent condition, but had some different patterns from the same book I borrowed from the library. The pattern I wanted particularly was in the library edition!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just made me happy to look at all the colorful pictures. what a creative artist this man is. am sharing it with my quilting and knitting friends.Published 22 months ago by Margery Vaughen
This book has beautiful illustration and good story. The more recent books by Kaffe have a greater focus on a much richer collection of quilts and their patterns. Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by GRAMS