The Bookmark is an interview program featuring authors published by the Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium, produced and hosted each week by Christine Brown. The authors featured have written books in a variety of subjects, including history, nature, travel, art, and music. For more information about any of the books featured on The Bookmark, visit https://tamupress.com.
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By Pete Gershon
In this expansive and vigorous survey of the Houston art scene of the 1970s and 1980s, author Pete Gershon describes the city’s emergence as a locus for the arts, fueled by a boom in oil prices and by the arrival of several catalyzing figures, including museum director James Harithas and sculptor James Surls. Drawing upon primary archival materials, contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts, and over sixty interviews with significant figures, Gershon presents a narrative that preserves and interweaves the stories and insights of those who transformed the Houston art scene into the vibrant community that it is today.
Christine Brown is the Executive Producer of The Bookmark and Publicity and Advertising Manager at Texas A&M University Press