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Watson, Steven

Overview
Works: 48 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 5,644 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Study guides  Biography  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Photographer, Contributor, Moderator
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Most widely held works about Steven Watson
 
Most widely held works by Steven Watson
The birth of the beat generation : visionaries, rebels, and hipsters, 1944-1960 by Steven Watson( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,173 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 )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepare for saints : Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the mainstreaming of American modernism by Steven Watson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 781 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 754 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 in 2000 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."--Jacket
Max's Kansas City : art, glamour, rock and roll( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At no other time in history has there been a more exciting collision of art, music, and fashion than at Max’s Kansas City from the 1960s to the early 80s. Max’s was the place where you could stare at Andy Warhol, argue about art with Willem de Kooning or John Chamberlain, discuss literature with William S. Burroughs, and get a record deal just by showing up. If downstairs the artists were paying their tabs with original art, upstairs was home to the iconoclastic New York music scene, with performances by Max’s house band, the Velvet Underground; the irreverent New York Dolls; and undiscovered musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Madonna. A luminous collection of photographs that captures the exuberance and decadence of the coolest club of all time, as well as essays by Lou Reed, Lenny Kaye, Danny Fields, and Steven Watson, Max’s Kansas City is a stun­ning souvenir of one of New York City’s most important cultural landmarks"--Amazon.com
Group portrait : the first American avant-garde by National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 70 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebels : painters and poets of the 1950s( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 52 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
Judy Pfaff : buckets of rain : 7 September-7 October 2006 by Judy Pfaff( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balancing intense planning with improvisational decision-making, Judy Pfaff creates exuberant, sprawling sculptures and installations that weave landscape, architecture, and synthetic color into a tense yet organic whole. A pioneer of installation art in the 1970s, Pfaff synthesizes sculpture, painting, and architecture into dynamic environments in which space seems to expand and collapse, fluctuating between two and three dimensions." - Text from Art Babble (see link)
Mathematics GCSE for AQA by Nick Asker( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palgrave handbook of contemporary heritage research( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores heritage from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines and in doing so provides a distinctive and deeply relevant survey of the field as it is currently researched, understood and practiced around the world. Furthermore it establishes and develops through its various sections and chapters an accessible and clearly presented vision of heritage as a cultural process designed for use by students, advance scholars and practitioners alike. This book provides both critical insight and food for thought, directing the reader to key texts in the various aspects of the field and charting a course for future research"
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

Prepare for saints: the making of a modern opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the opera Four saints in three acts, a musical collaboration between Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and others. Includes excerpts from interviews with Thomson, several performers from the original 1934 production, music critics, and biographers of Stein
The birth of the beat generation, 1944-1960 by Steven Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel by Tabitha Steel( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage, affect and emotion : politics, practices and infrastructures by Divya Praful Tolia-Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 Social housing as built heritage: the presence and absence of affective heritage -- PART III Practices -- 13 'Please Mr President, we know you are busy, but can you get our bridge sorted?' -- 14 Dark seas and glass walls - feeling injustice at the museum Practitioner perspectives: Rosanna Raymond -- Index
Embodied light by Gabriel Dawe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beat culture and the New America, 1950-1965 by Lisa Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history, development and major personalities involved in the Beat movement looking at their contributions to literature, poetry, music, film, and art
 
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The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930Prepare for saints : Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the mainstreaming of American modernismFactory made : Warhol and the sixtiesAn eye on the modern century : selected letters of Henry McBrideMax's Kansas City : art, glamour, rock and rollCircles of the twentieth century : the Harlem RenaissanceThe birth of the beat generation, 1944-1960Beat culture and the New America, 1950-1965