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Watson, Steven

Works: 95 works in 177 publications in 3 languages and 5,925 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Composer, Director, Editor, Moderator, Other
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 )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,206 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 900 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 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perhaps the oddest and most influential collaboration in the history of American modernism was hatched in 1926, when a young 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. Four Saints was proclaimed the birth of a new art form, a cellophane fantasy, "cubism on stage." It swept the public imagination, inspiring new art and new language, and defied every convention of what an opera should be. Everything about it was revolution-ary: Stein's abstract text and Thomson's homespun music, the all-black cast, the costumes, and the com-bustible sets. Moving from the Wadsworth Atheneum 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. It involves artists, writers, musicians, salon hostesses, and an underwear manufacturer with an appetite for publicity. The opera's success depended on a handful of Harvard-trained men who shaped America's first museums of modern art. 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. A brilliant cultural historian with a talent for bringing the past to life, Steven Watson spent ten years researching and writing this book, interviewing many of the collaborators and performers. Prepare for Saints is the first book to describe this pivotal moment in American cultural history. It does so with a spirit and irreverence worthy of its subject. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs
Factory made : Warhol and the sixties by Steven Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 751 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 )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These letters reveal McBride's responses to revolutionary changes in the world of art and in the world at large."--BOOK JACKET
To the King and both houses of Parliament in Parliament assembled by Steven Watson ( )
10 editions published in 1677 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Group portrait : the first American avant-garde ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 65 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 )
3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 37 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set Theory and Its Applications by Steven Watson ( )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mayor of Garratt A comedy, in two acts. As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. By Samuel Foote, Esq by Samuel Foote ( Book )
1 edition published in 1764 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposal to upgrade the MIPP experiment ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The upgraded MIPP physics results are needed for the support of NuMI projects, atmospheric cosmic ray and neutrino programs worldwide and will permit a systematic study of non-perturbative QCD interactions. The MIPP TPC is the largest contributor to the MIPP event size by far. Its readout system and electronics were designed in the 1990's and limit it to a readout rate of 60 Hz in simple events and {approx} 20 Hz in complicated events. With the readout chips designed for the ALICE collaboration at the LHC, we propose a low cost scheme of upgrading the MIPP data acquisition speed to 3000 Hz. This will also enable us to measure the medium energy numi target to be used for the NOvA/MINERvA experiments. We outline the capabilities of the upgraded MIPP detector to obtain high statistics particle production data on a number of nuclei that will help towards the understanding and simulation of hadronic showers in matter. Measurements of nitrogen cross sections will permit a better understanding of cosmic ray shower systematics in the atmosphere. In addition, we explore the possibilities of providing tagged neutral beams using the MIPP spectrometer that may be crucial for validating the Particle Flow Algorithm proposed for calorimeters for the International Linear Collider detectors. Lastly, we outline the physics potential of such a detector in understanding non-perturbative QCD processes
Accessible docking facilities, Georgian Bay and Trent-Severn Waterway by Transportation Development Centre (Canada) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feasibility study -- hydrostatic drive system for urban buses by Erwin Baertschi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powered adaptive driving controls by Transport Canada ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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