Kem Weber: Mid-Century Furniture Designs for the Disney Studios


 

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Kem Weber (1889-1960), a well-known mid-century architect, was part of the distinctive West Coast modernism movement that helped shaped the relaxed California lifestyle. He influenced California style during the mid-twentieth century with buildings architecture, interior designs and furniture, including his famed Air Line chair, which is part of many museum furniture collections.

As chief designer for the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank in 1939, Kem Weber also designed the specialized animation furniture that went into the then new studio complex. The Disney animation furniture, which has been lauded in recent years, was designed for specific animation disciplines with input from the artists that would be using it. It was all part of Walt Disney's desire to create an efficient utopian campus for animated film production.

This book is a comprehensive overview of the Kem Weber designed Disney animation furniture that takes the reader on a journey from concept sketches and photos to interviews with legendary artists. David A. Bossert celebrates and details the form and function of this unique mid-century furniture and the impact it had on the Disney animation process over the decades.

About the Author:

David A. Bossert is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author. He worked at The Walt Disney Company for more than 32 years and is now an independent producer, creative director, and writer. Bossert contributed his talents to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Fantasia 2000, Destino, and many others. Bossert is an authority on Disney animation history and has written numerous articles, liner notes, and concert program notes related to animation.

Features

David Bossert

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket

Creators

David
Bossert

Publishing Information

Los Angeles
Old Mill Press
2018
1st
978-1732602007

Physical Description

8.75 inches
11.25 inches
136 pages
color and black & white illustrations
Hardcover
cloth
English