Authors/Contributors

Lindsay Stamm Shapiro

Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1984

Embargo Period

3-3-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, William Lescaze Papers, Hart Crane, architecture, modernism, poetry, Machine Age

Language

English

Disciplines

American Studies | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Modern Literature

Description/Abstract

This article expounds upon the unique relationship between the architect William Lescaze and poet Hart Crane after Lescaze's emigration to the United States during the early twentieth century. Lescaze's knowledge of European modernism influenced Crane's poems, which sought to counteract the pessimism of modern poets (for example T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland"), and provide affirmation of the Machine Age.

Additional Information

Part of the proceedings of the symposium "William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America", held at the Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, on February 15th and 16th, 1984.

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