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Watson, Steven

Works: 30 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 5,526 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Moderator, Director, Editor
Classifications: PS228.B6, 700.899607307471
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The birth of the beat generation : visionaries, rebels, and hipsters, 1944-1960 by Steven Watson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concisely told and full of fascinating detail, The Birth of the Beat Generation chronicles the life and times of the maverick poets and novelists William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac, as well as the San Francisco group, which included Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder. It also evokes the figures surrounding them, including Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, and Peter Orlovsky. This is the first book to link the Beats to one another, explaining how they became a group and tracing the connections between Beat lives and such Beat literature as Kerouac's On the Road, Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems, and Burroughs' Naked Lunch. Accompanying the text are maps, more than one hundred photographs, two sociograms, quotations from Beat works and conversation, chronologies, and a vast lexicon of the slang that defines the nuances and complexities of the Beat world and mind
The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930 by Steven Watson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was W.E.B. DuBois who paved the way with his essays and his magazine The Crisis, but the Harlem Renaissance was mostly a literary and intellectual movement whose best known figures include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer. Their work ranged from sonnets to modernist verse to jazz aesthetics and folklore, and their mission was race propaganda and pure art. Adding to their visibility were famous jazz musicians, producers of all-black revues, and bootleggers. Now available in paperback, this richly-illustrated book contains more than 70 black-and-white photographs and drawings. Steven Watson clearly traces the rise and flowering of this movement, evoking its main figures as well as setting the scene--describing Harlem from the Cotton Club to its literary salons, from its white patrons like Carl van Vechten to its most famous entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong among many others. He depicts the social life of working-class speakeasies, rent parties, gay and lesbian nightlife, as well as the celebrated parties at the twin limestone houses owned by hostess A'Lelia Walker. This is an important history of one of America's most influential cultural phenomenons
Strange bedfellows : the first American avant-garde by Steven Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepare for saints : Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the mainstreaming of American modernism by Steven Watson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perhaps the oddest and most influential collaboration in the history of American modernism was hatched in 1926, when Virgil Thomson knocked on Gertrude Stein's door in Paris. Eight years later, their opera Four Saints in Three Acts became a sensation--the longest-running opera in Broadway history to date and the most widely reported cultural event of its time. Saints was proclaimed the birth of a new art form, a cellophane fantasy, "cubism on stage." It swept the public imagination and defied every convention of what an opera should be. Moving to Broadway, Four Saints was the first popular modernist production. It brought modernism, with all its flamboyant outrage against convention, into the mainstream. This is the story of how that opera came to be. The elaborately intertwined lives of the collaborators provide a window onto the pioneering generation that defined modern taste in America in the 1920s and 1930s.--From publisher description
Factory made : Warhol and the sixties by Steven Watson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the avant-garde group that came together from 1964 to 1968 as Andy Warhol's Silver Factory, following their diverse lives from childhood through their Factory years
An eye on the modern century : selected letters of Henry McBride by Henry McBride ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Henry McBride (1867-1962) became a towering figure in art criticism during a long career that began in 1913 - the year of the famous Armory Show in New York that opened American eyes to avant-garde developments in European art - and continued until the advent of Abstract Expressionism in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In this collection of letters, Henry McBride describes some of the most important events and figures of twentieth-century modernism
Group portrait : the first American avant-garde ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artifacts at the end of a decade by Steven Watson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebels : painters and poets of the 1950s ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This two-part exhibition examines the revolutions in painting and poetry that took place on the East and West Coasts following World War II. The "Painters" section, curated by Carolyn Kinder Carr, presents Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Adolph Gottlieb, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. The "Poets" section, curated by Steven Watson, examines poets from the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Black Mountain Poets and the New YOrk School
Die Beat-Generation : Visionàˆre, Rebellen und Hipsters, 1944-1960 by Steven Watson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judy Pfaff : buckets of rain : 7 September-7 October 2006 by Judy Pfaff ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circles of the twentieth century : the Harlem Renaissance by Steven Watson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepare for saints the making of a modern opera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson to produce the innovative 1934 opera, "4 Saints in 3 Acts." Includes interviews with Thomson and members of the original cast and crew
Songs from the Creative arts handbook ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
PA books ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Steven Watson discusses his book, Factory made : Warhol and the sixties, which tells the story of the unusual interaction between pop artist Andy Warhol and his fellow artists at the Silver Factory in New York City
Exploring Prejudice, Miscegenation, and Slavery's Consequences in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson by Steven Watson ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This research paper analyzes Mark Twain's use of racist speech and racial stereotypes in his novel Pudd'nhead Wilson. Twain has often been criticized for his seemingly inflammatory language. However, a close reading of the text, supplemented by research in several anthologies of critical essays, reveals that Twain was actually interested in social justice. This is evident in his portrayal of Roxana as a sympathetic character who is victimized by white racist society in Dawson's Landing, Mississippi during the time of slavery. In the final analysis, Twain's writing was a product of the time period during which he wrote. This knowledge helps students understand the reasons behind Twain's word choices, characterization, and portrayal of race
Who's that by Say Yes To Apes (Musical group) ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Development of a "first flush" tank for use in Adelaide residential catchments by Steven Watson ( )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two catchments were investigated to determine whether the "first flush" effect was likely to occur in metropolitican Adelaide, South Australia. The residential catchments chosen were located in at Halsey Road, Henly Beach South and Riverway, Fulham Gardens; their areas were 155 ha and 18 ha respectively
Oral history interview with Lillian Bassman by Lillian Bassman ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An interview of Lillian Bassman conducted 2011 Oct. 12-Nov. 16, by Steven Watson, for the Archives of American Art's Oral History Interviews of American Photographers Project, at Bassman's home, in New York, N.Y
The George 3 : 1760-1815 by Steven Watson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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