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Spring 1984


Lescaze Symposium ; Philadelphia Saving Fund Society building ; Architecture ; Design




Architecture | Arts and Humanities


Foreword: On behalf of the Syracuse University Library Associates, I should like to say what a very great pleasure it is to welcome the Courier back into print. It began publication in 1958 and appeared regularly until two and a half years ago. Henceforward, it will come out twice annually, in the spring and in the fall. This issue, which comes to you in a new cover design and format, is unusual also in that it deals almost wholly with the career and influence of a single person, namely the architect William Lescaze (1896-1969), a major part of whose papers are held by Syracuse University. The articles have been written by the participants in the Lescaze Symposium, which took place in Syracuse in February 1984 under the auspices of Syracuse University. In future publications, the Courier will return to presenting articles related to diverse aspects of the broad range of the University's George Arents Research Library for Special Collections.

William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America


This issue of the Courier presents 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. Sponsored by the Syracuse University School of Architecture, the symposium was organized in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of the architect and designer William Lescaze. The purpose of the symposium was to place the career of William Lescaze into the varied contexts of the American cultural milieu and contemporary worldwide architectural movements. The symposium's agenda included two featured lectures by recognized scholars in the field of Modern Architecture and Design, prepared presentations by four young scholars, and an informal panel discussion with invited respondents.


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