Vincent Scully: Architecture, Urbanism, and a Life in Search of Community

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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6.14 X 9.21 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
A. Krista Sykes is an independent architectural writer, editor, and researcher. Her previous publications include Constructing a New Agenda: Architectural Theory 1993-2009 (2012) and The Architecture Reader: Essential Writings from Vitruvius to the Present (2007).

"A carefully researched biography written with sympathy and style by A. Krista Sykes, allow[ing] all of us to witness the impact of a teacher upon the lives of his students. It invites us into Scully's darkened classroom as the slides advance and the story of architecture unfolds." --Architectural Record

"Krista Sykes's carefully-researched book on Vincent Scully beautifully captures his unparalleled ability to ignite the imagination of his students with his eloquence, passion for architecture, and concern with social justice that made his lectures electrifying and his writings a call to action." --Esther da Costa Meyer, Professor Emerita of Architectural History, Princeton University, USA and Visiting Professor at Yale University, USA

"The story of an era, Vincent Scully's biography illuminates our understanding of the state of architecture and cities today. Beloved professor and public intellectual, he was dedicated to initiating the public into the sometime arcane world of architecture and architects. He exerted an unprecedented influence as a historian on the turn of events of his own time, with expansive knowledge and empathy for his subjects, and the conviction that past and present are one." --Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Professor of Architecture, University of Miami, USA