Karl Emanuel Martin "Kem" Weber was a furniture and industrial designer, art director, teacher who created several iconic designs of the'Streamline' style. Born Karl Emanuel Martin Weber in Berlin, Weber trained under the royal cabinet maker Eduard Schultz in Potsdam, before enrolling at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin in 1908 where he studied under Bruno Paul. Graduating in 1912, Weber went on to work in Paul's office, having assisted his tutor in the design of the German pavilion at the 1910'Exposition Universalle' in Brussels, it was the design of a second pavilion. Paul sent his assistant to San Francisco, California to supervise work on the German pavilion being built for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. However, Weber was soon overtaken by other international events; the onset of World War I prevented him from returning home despite the construction of the pavilion being suspended, leaving him stranded in California. Seeing greater opportunity in the New World, Weber stayed in the United States after the war ended becoming a U. S. citizen in 1924.
In this respect, he is an early exemplar of the kind of progressive European talent whose immigration so enriched 20th century American design: a trend that accelerated in the 1930s after the rise of the Nazi Party, resulting in such famous names Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius making the move across the Atlantic. Weber went a step further towards forging a new identity in the New World, adopting the less Germanic name "Kem", formed from combining his three initials. Having worked in Santa Barbara designing Spanish Colonial interiors and several buildings, Weber moved to Los Angeles in 1921 and began working in the industrial and product design field for which he is best known; until 1924 he worked as the Art Director for Barker Brothers, a large furniture and decorating store for whom he designed everything from furniture, interior fittings and packaging in a modernist style. Weber established an independent industrial design studio in Hollywood, where he designed modern sets for films and private residences.
The inclusion of his work in the 1928'International Exposition of Art in Industry' held by New York store Macy's cemented his reputation and he went on to design many products for a wide variety of companies including Widdicomb, Berley & Gay, Friedman Silver and Lawson Time. Many of his designs, such as the copper'Zephyr' desk clock, can be classified as'Streamline Moderne', a popular style in contemporary architecture, as well as in the industrial designs of his contemporaries such as Raymond Loewy. Weber's most famous work is the "Airline" chair of 1934, which exemplified the clean, streamlined style of the age, with its seat supported by a cantilevered frame reminiscent of wooden aircraft components. Although it was practical and economical to construct and ship, the Airline chair failed to find a volume manufacturer, most surviving examples come from the batch of 300 made for the Walt Disney Studios by craftsmen rather than machines. Weber is noted for being the main architect of the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.
Fiell, Charlotte&Peter. Design of the 20th Century. Taschen. ISBN 3-8228-5873-0. Brooklyn Museum Victoria & Albert Museum
Clark Weber has been an American radio personality in Chicago, Illinois. He runs Clark Weber Associates. In July 2008 he published a book, Clark Weber's Rock and Roll Radio: The Fun Years, 1955-1975, it is published by Chicago's Books Press. Clark Weber, who has always referred to himself as "Mother Weber's Oldest Son", began his start in radio as an amateur radio operator in 1950. After leaving the Navy in 1954, Weber's first radio job was at WAUX in Wisconsin, he worked at WBKV in West Bend, Wisconsin and WRIT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He moved to Chicago in 1961 where he joined the staff of WLS working as a graveyard shift DJ and climbing to program director; this is. Weber worked in Chicago for WCFL, WMAQ, WIND, WJJD, WAIT, where he did a Friday morning show. Weber promoted A Senior Moment with Clark Weber, a pre-recorded program series for radio stations targeting senior health issues. In 2015, Weber made the decision to retire from broadcasting. Just prior to his retirement, Weber was named to the Illinois Broadcasters' Hall of Fame.
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Henrik Weber was a Hungarian portrait and history painter in the Realistic style. He received his first formal training as a painter from a local artist named János Tóbiás Kärgling. In 1835, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he studied with Johann Ender and Leopold Kupelwieser, who taught the history of aesthetics. Under their influence, he embraced Realism. During his studies, he worked as a lithographer and gave art lessons. After holding a successful exhibition, he became popular as a portrait painter and was able to stay in Vienna until the end of the 30s, working in both urban and rural areas. In 1840, as the vogue for portraits waned in Vienna, he moved to Munich in hopes of continuing his career, he had no better luck there and turned to producing scenes from Hungarian history, such as the death of John Hunyadi. This change of subject matter proved to be a success and he was soon established as a popular history painter. From 1845 to 1847, he took a trip through Italy, where he produced numerous rural landscapes and genre works of peasant life.
On his way back to Munich, however, he was struck by homesickness and returned to Pest where he once again set himself up as a portraitist, although it was not profitable. He created landscapes and cityscapes in addition to more history paintings; when short on commissions, he supported himself as he had in Vienna, producing lithographs for local magazines and giving art lessons. Media related to Henrik Weber at Wikimedia Commons
Alfred Weber was a German economist, geographer and theoretician of culture whose work was influential in the development of modern economic geography. Alfred Weber, younger brother of the well-known sociologist Max Weber, was born in Erfurt and raised in Charlottenburg. From 1907 to 1933, he was a professor at the University of Heidelberg. Weber supported reintroducing theory and causal models to the field of economics, in addition to using historical analysis. In this field, his achievements involve work on early models of industrial location, he lived during the period. Weber maintained a commitment to the "philosophy of history" traditions, he contributed theories for analyzing social change in Western civilization as a confluence of civilization, social processes and culture. Leaning on work developed by the unknown Wilhelm Launhardt, Alfred Weber formulated a least cost theory of industrial location which tries to explain and predict the locational pattern of the industry at a macro-scale.
It emphasizes that firms seek a site of minimum labor cost. The point for locating an industry that minimizes costs of transportation and labor requires analysis of three factors: The point of optimal transportation is based on the costs of distance to the "material index" – the ratio of weights of the intermediate products to finished product. In one scenario, the weight of the final product is less than the weight of the raw material going into making the product—the weight losing industry. For example, in the copper industry, it would be expensive to haul raw materials to the market for processing, so manufacturing occurs near the raw materials. In the other, the final product is as heavy as the raw materials that require transport; this is a case of some ubiquitous raw material, such as water, being incorporated into the product. This is called the weight-gaining industry; this type of industry tends to build up near market or raw material source, are called foot-loose industry. Cotton industry is a prominent example of weight-gaining raw material.
In some industries, like the heavy chemical industry, the weight of raw materials is less than the weight of the finished product. These industries always grow up near market. Weber's point of optimal transportation is a generalization of the Fermat point problem. In its simplest form, the Fermat problem consists in locating a point D with respect to three points A, B, C in such a way that the sum of the distances between D and each of the three other points is minimized; as for the Weber triangle problem, it consists in locating a point D with respect to three points A, B, C in such a way that the sum of the transportation costs between D and each of the three other points is minimized. In 1971, Luc-Normand Tellier found the first direct numerical solution of the Fermat and Weber triangle problems. Long before Von Thünen's contributions, which go back to 1818, the Fermat point problem can be seen as the beginning of space economy, it was formulated by the famous French mathematician Pierre de Fermat before 1640.
As for the Weber triangle problem, a generalization of the Fermat triangle problem, it was first formulated by Thomas Simpson in 1750, popularized by Alfred Weber in 1909. In 1985, in a book entitled Économie spatiale: rationalité économique de l'espace habité, Tellier formulated an all-new problem called the "attraction-repulsion problem", which constitutes a generalization of both the Fermat and Weber problems. In its simplest version, the attraction-repulsion problem consists in locating a point D with respect to three points A1, A2 and R in such a way that the attractive forces exerted by points A1 and A2, the repulsive force exerted by point R cancel each other out. In the same book, Tellier solved that problem for the first time in the triangle case, he reinterpreted spatial economics theory the theory of land rent, in the light of the concepts of attractive and repulsive forces stemming from the attraction-repulsion problem; that problem was further analyzed by mathematicians like Chen, Hansen and Tuy, Jalal and Krarup.
The attraction-repulsion problem is seen by Ottaviano and Thisse as a prelude to the New Economic Geography that developed in the 1990s, earned Paul Krugman a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008. Agglomeration is the phenomenon of spatial clustering, or a concentration of firms in a small area; the clustering and linkages allow individual firms to enjoy both external economies. Auxiliary industries, specialized machines or services used only by larger firms, tend to be located in agglomeration areas, not just to lower costs but to serve the bigger populations. Deglomeration occurs when companies and services leave because of the diseconomies of industries’ excessive concentration. Firms who can achieve economies by increasing their scale of industrial activities benefit from agglomeration. However, after reaching an optimal size, local facilities may become over-taxed, lead to an offset of initial advantages and increase in PC; the force of agglomeration may be replaced by other forces which promote deglomeration.
Albrecht Friedrich Weber was a German Indologist and historian. He was born in Breslau, he studied in that town, in Berlin, 1842-1845, busying himself with literature and Sanskrit philology. He received a doctor's degree at Breslau. In 1846, he visited France in connection with his studies. On his return to Germany, he went to the University of Berlin, where he was privatdocent, in 1856 became an adjunct professor of the language and literature of ancient India. In 1867 he was made full professor, he was a member of the Academy of Sciences of Berlin, was the author of many books and periodical contributions on classical subjects. He was a close friend of Max Müller, he might be one of the earliest Indologists. In his opinion "Buddhism is, in its origin, one of the most magnificent and radical reactions in favour of the universal human rights of the individual against the oppressing tyranny of the pretended privileges of divine origin, of birth, of class." Weber died in Berlin. Indische Studien, 1849–85 Weiße Jadschurveda, London 1849-1859 Schwarze Jadschurveda, Leipzig 1871-1872 Tscharanawyuha.
Übersicht über die Schulen der Vedas, Berlin 1855 Akademische Vorlesungen über indische Litteraturgeschichte, Berlin, 1852. Gilman, D. C.. "Weber, Albrecht". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead
Jake Weber is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and for his role as Drew in Meet Joe Black. In television, he is known for playing Joe DuBois, husband of psychic Allison DuBois, in the long running drama series Medium. In 2001 and 2002, Weber was a series regular in HBO's The Mind of the Married Man and made guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue; as of autumn 2016, Weber joined the cast, in a recurring role, of ABC's Secrets and Lies in its second season. After a recurring role on Fox's The Following, Weber has had series regular roles on Hell on Wheels and Homeland. Weber was born in London, to Susan Ann Caroline, a British socialite, Thomas Evelyn "Tommy" Weber, a race car driver who came from a wealthy family, his father was born in Denmark, of English descent. His mother is of half half British Isles ancestry. Weber has his brother Charley. Through his English maternal grandmother, Weber is a great-grandson of politician Archibald Weigall and a great-great-grandson of business magnate Sir John Blundell Maple, 1st Baronet.
Weber's mother, was diagnosed with depression and LSD-induced schizophrenia and died of a drug overdose when Jake was 8 years old and living at the Rolling Stones' Villa Nellcôte. His father, who sold various drugs and utilized both his sons in trafficking the drugs to various international destinations, struggled with drug addiction until his death in 2006. In an article in The Times of 20 May 2010, Weber recalled that when he was eight years old, his "father used him as a drug mule to bring cocaine out for Mick and Bianca Jagger's wedding."Weber attended Summerhill School, Suffolk. He went to the United States to study at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he sang a cappella with the Dissipated Eight and majored in English literature and political science, graduating cum laude with a B. A. degree in 1986. He attended The Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 19, which included Laura Linney and Jeanne Tripplehorn, he studied at Russia's famed Moscow Art Theatre. At the 2010 Cannes film festival, as part of the Directors' Fortnight at the launching of the rock'n roll documentary, Stones in Exile, singer Mick Jagger spoke to the crowd about the months of drug-fueled recording sessions that produced the Stones' classic 1972 album Exile on Main Street.
Jagger joked about the seen original footage that reveals eight-year-old Weber rolling marijuana joints for them. Weber has stated that his drug-dealing father brought him to Keith Richards's rented French villa, Nellcôte, in the seaside town of Villefranche-sur-Mer near Nice, where the Stones were recording the album. Weber's roles were bit parts in A-list films, beginning with that of Kyra Sedgwick's character's unnamed boyfriend in the Oliver Stone-directed period saga Born on the Fourth of July and continuing with work for such directors as Sidney Lumet, Alan J. Pakula and Martin Brest. Weber scored one of his premier leads as Dr. Matt Crower, a kindly physician who takes charge of a young boy and protects him from a possessed sheriff in actor-turned-producer Shaun Cassidy's short-lived, but well received, supernatural drama series American Gothic on CBS; that programme did not last long. After his prominent role in the 2004 remake of horror film Dawn of the Dead, Weber won the role of Joe Dubois on Medium as the husband of a woman plagued by psychic visions who uses her ability to help solve crimes.
As of autumn 2016, Weber is a recurring guest-star as the psychotherapist husband of Detective Andrea Cornell on the second season of the ABC murder mystery and Lies. The series was picked up for a full second season by ABC after a successful limited run last spring as a midseason replacement. Weber had a recurring part on the Fox series, The Following, improvised on the Netflix series Easy. Weber can be seen as a series regular on the Showtime hit Homeland, he has performed on off-Broadway, as well. Weber was married to actress Diane Oreiro Weber from 2000-02. In 2017, Weber married Korri Culbertson Weber. Weber has a son, Waylon. Jake Weber on IMDb Jake Weber at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Joe Weber (vaudevillian)
Joe Weber, born Joseph Morris Weber, was a vaudevillian who, along with Lew Fields, formed the comedy double-act of Weber and Fields. Born to a Jewish family and Weber formed their partnership while still children; the two appeared at Bowery saloons, circuses, in 1885 made their first stage appearance at Miner's Bowery Theater, New York. Their slapstick, rough-house, English-garbling antics soon caught on and they were a sensation in San Francisco where they appeared for 10 weeks for $250 per week, an unusually high salary at that time; the young men had a "Dutch act". They returned to New York, appearing at Tony Pastor's theater on 14th Street, in 1894 made their Broadway debut in Hammerstein's Olympia, they had three companies on the road and in 1895, the partners opened the Weber and Fields Broadway Music Hall where they produced successful burlesques of popular Broadway shows. In the music hall's casts were some of the greatest performers and comics on the American stage at that time including Lillian Russell, Fay Templeton and Fenton and DeWolf Hopper, David Warfield, Peter F. Daily, Mabel Fenton, Marie Dressler, Willie Collier and Sam Bernard.
They were forced to close the Broadway Music Hall when the fire at the Iroquois Theater, caused strict enforcement of the fire laws in New York. The partners were told that they would have to remodel or close the Music Hall and this caused a disagreement which temporarily split their partnership; the team broke up in 1904, but collaborated anew in 1912, producing the unsuccessful Hokey Pokey and opening Weber and Fields' Music Hall. In 1923, Weber and Fields partnered yet again for a Lee DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film short, where the team recreated their famous pool hall routine; this film premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on 15 April 1923. Three years the duo were among those supporting Will Rogers and Mary Garden on the NBC Radio Network's 15 November 1926 debut broadcast, their own NBC series followed in 1931. Weber and Fields reunited for the 27 December 1932 inaugural show at Radio City Music Hall, which proved to be the last stage appearance of the two performers as a team.
They gave a cameo performance performing their "casino" routine in the 1940 movie Lillian Russell. The backstage hostility in Neil Simon's play and film The Sunshine Boys is based on Weber and Fields or on Smith and Dale, another comedy team. Joe Weber on IMDb Joe Weber at the Internet Broadway Database Link showing one of the Weber and Fields comic routines Link to recordings of Weber and Fields routines