Syracuse University Special Collections, William Lescaze Papers, Hart Crane, architecture, modernism, poetry, Machine Age
American Studies | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Modern Literature
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.
Shapiro, Lindsay Stamm. "William Lescaze and Hart Crane: A Bridge Between Architecture and Poetry." William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America. Spec. issue of The Courier 19.1 (1984): 25-28.