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KEM Weber information

Postby srk1941 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:33 pm

I'm in contact with an author whose next subject will be on Kem Weber. He already knows about the limited archive at UC Santa Barbara, but I'm wondering if anyone on this message board has some other good leads to other resources, such as Kem Weber collectors, dealers, etc...?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:54 pm

There is a Moderne house in Kansas City, MO that had an original complete Kem Weber interior, but the interior and furnishings are long gone. I have seen pictures somewhere.
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Postby srk1941 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:06 am

That's beautiful! Is the house itself still there?
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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:10 am

The house is still there, but the interior is substantially altered even beyond losing the furnishings. UCSB may have ended up with a few of the pieces. I can't quite recall.

The exterior, from the front atleast, is still intact and very well maintianed. The house is on south State Line road, which is literally the border between Kansas and Missouri. It falls somewhere in between the mid fifties and the mid sixties blocks.
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Postby pvanmeter » Mon May 14, 2007 4:23 pm

Kem Weber's studio is set in a wonderful valley of live oaks on the property of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. It's fantastic!

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Postby SDR » Mon May 14, 2007 7:46 pm

I've seen the first interior illustration but not the room it produced -- that's cool. The second illustration is delicious. Was Weber the architect of the house ?

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Postby moderns-r-us » Tue May 15, 2007 6:01 am

Only the interior was by Kem Weber. The house was designed by Edward W. Tanner for insurance executive, Walter E. Bixby, 1937. The landscape was designed by noted landscape architects, Hare and Hare.
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