Volker M. Welter, Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and Society of Architectural History/Southern California Chapter Life Member, shares from his book, Tremaine Houses: One Family’s Patronage of Domestic Architecture in Midcentury America (Getty Publications, 2019).
Join SAH/SCC on Zoom for a fascinating exploration of one family’s involvement in a range of modern architecture and design projects. Two brothers, Burton G. Tremaine and Warren D. Tremaine—and their respective wives, Emily and Katharine—commissioned architects such as Richard Neutra, FAIA, and Oscar Niemeyer, Hon. FAIA, along with other noted practitioners, to design some 30 projects. Lavishly illustrated, this book offers the first peek into their architectural legacy. From the famed Tremaine Residence (Neutra, 1948) in Montecito, to the Meteor Crater Visitor Center (Phillip Johnson, FAIA, 1956) in Arizona, the family’s motivations and ideas about architecture and art are explored by Welter.
Welter is a at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A favorite lecturer of SAH/SCC, Welter will provide a charismatic and informative presentation.