Scully, Vincent

Scully, Vincent (Joseph, Jr.)

(1920–  ) architectural historian; born in New Haven, Conn. He made major contributions to the history of modern American architecture with his studies of Louis Sullivan's humanism and Frank Lloyd Wright's symbolism and was an early and energetic booster of Robert Venturi's work. His 15 books include Modern Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy (1961), American Architecture and Urbanism (1969), and an iconographical study of Greek architecture, The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods… (1962). Scully was a preeminent teacher of architectural history at Yale (1947–91).