Vincent Scully

American architectural historian
Vincent Scully (right) at the National Building Museum hands over the 2005 Scully Prize to Prince Charles (left)

Vincent Joseph Scully, Jr. (born 1920) is a Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University, and the author of several books on the subject. Architect Philip Johnson once described Scully as the “the most influential architectural teacher ever.”

QuotesEdit

  • Through [Pennsylvania Station] one entered the city like a god. Perhaps it was really too much. One scuttles in now like a rat.
    • On the 1963 destruction of New York's grand and original Pennsylvania Station and its replacement with a charmless subterranean shopping mall.
    • American Architecture and Urbanism (1969) page 143

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