Design and Graphic Design
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Kem Weber, Designer and Architect
Christopher Long

For German-born Kem Weber (1889–1963), design was not about finding a new expression; it was about responding to “structural, economic, and social requirements . . . characteristic of our daily routine of living.” He sought to ensure that each design he produced—whether a piece of furniture or a building or an interior—was an improvement that responded to modern needs and modern life. Weber was a leading figure of modernism on the West Coast from the 1920s through the early 1950s, and his work greatly influenced the California style of the time. His most iconic designs were his Bentlock line, the Air Line chair, the interiors for the Bixby House, and his tubular-steel furniture for Lloyd.
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2014   304 pp.  96 color + 205 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300206272  $65.00 sc

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Architecture Talks Back

An Eames Anthology
Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, and Speeches

The Long March of Pop
Art, Music, and Design, 1930–1995

Anarchy & Beauty
William Morris and His Legacy, 1860–1960

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland
A History

History of Design
Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000


Beauty and the Book
Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America

William Kent
Designing Georgian Britain

Interwoven Globe
The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

The Mechanical Smile
Modernism and the First Fashion Shows in France and America, 1900-1929

Interaction of Color
50th Anniversary Edition

Men of Fashion

Designing Nature
The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

Visual Strategies
A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers

Graphic Design
A New History, second edition

A Modern World
American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950

New Formations
Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection

Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010

Windows on the War
Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945

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