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A Tribute to Vincent Scully

Posted on Mar 07, 2019 in VIncent Scully , Robert Davis , Gaia , Andrew Piscane , Seaside Prize

The mural painted on the side of 25 Central Square is a tribute to Vincent Scully. Scully was an American art historian who was a Sterling Professor of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University. His lectures inspired two students, Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, to ultimately create the movement called “New Urbanism,” a principle on which Seaside was founded. Scully, Duany and Plater-Zyberk would later be the first three recipients of the Seaside Prize.

The prize recognizes individuals and organizations who, through design, have changed the way we live. Prize winners are thought leaders in concepts, quality and character of their industry and considered leaders of contemporary urban development and education, who have made their vision a reality, and ultimately, our lives better.

Photo Caption: Andrew Piscane, known as Gaia, pays artistic tribute to Vincent Scully with a mural that depicts a thoughtful portrait of Scully, America’s greatest historian and educator of art and architecture.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Lischka, Moon Creek Studios