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December 6, 2017

Architecture historian Vincent Scully was ‘most influential architecture teacher ever'

  • Maya Lin said her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was inspired in part by Scully's lecture on a World War I memorial by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
    AP National Writer

    NEW YORK — Yale University scholar Vincent Scully, a revered architecture historian and professor who inspired generations of students ranging from David McCullough to Maya Lin, has died at age 97.

    Scully died Nov. 30 at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, the school announced. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.

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