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Larry Harvey



Larry Harvey (1948–2018) was an American activist, artist, and philanthropist who founded the Burning Man festival in 1986. Burning Man is a globally celebrated and massive annual weeklong festival held in the Black Rock desert, a free-flowing, artistic, pro-community celebration of anti-business-as-usual.

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Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World

Written from Neil Shister’s perspective as a journalist, student of American culture, and six-time participant in Burning Man, Radical Ritual presents the event as vitally, historically important.

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Larry Harvey and Paul Miller: Social Movements in 2013

What are the social and economic movements that will radically change societies in the coming year?

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Burning Man’s Founder Looks Ahead

In the 20 years since he first burned an effigy on a San Francisco beach, Larry Harvey has seen Burning Man grow into an international phenomenon. In an exclusive interview, he discusses the event’s history and what its future holds.

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Stewart Harvey and Bryan Harvey: The Man with the Hat

The Man with the Hat: A Celebration of Larry Harvey’s Life and Legacy (1948–2018), at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

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Larry Harvey & Philip Rosedale, [#1 of 6], at Burning Life 2008

Larry Harvey answers the question, " how much of a feeling of Burning Man and Black Rock City does [Burning Life] have to you?" Larry Harvey and Philip Rosedale discuss Burning Man as a global community, Regionals, including the South African Regional, and more.

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Playa Fire: Spirit and Soul at Burning Man

Filled with the rare insights of Stewart’s decades-long friendships with his brother and the five other founders, as well as the many people who have shaped it, Playa Fire is a Burning Man story like no other.

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The Man Behind Burning Man

He is sitting alone on a couch in the middle of the desert, face hidden under a cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses, teeth like a colonial graveyard, chain-smoking unfiltered Camel 100s in the 98 degree heat and talking about the ancient Greeks' concept of public space. - Joel Stein

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The 1st Burning Man

The Burning Man of today evolved originally from an annual art party hosted by Mary Grauberger. Taking place on or around the summer solstice on San Francisco's Baker Beach prior to 1986, the art parties had sculpture burning as a central theme.

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Burning Man: Art on Fire (Revised and Updated)

Burning Man: Art on Fire is an authorized collection of some of the most stunning examples of Burning Man art, now updated to include 2015. Experience the amazing sculptures, art, stories, and interviews from the world's greatest gathering of artists.

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Larry Harvey, the Man Behind Burning Man, Is Dead at 70

He (Harvey) also saw a “deep parallel between desert and cyberspace.” - Anita Gates

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