The Easel

Between art & science

Modernist architecture offended Scruton. For him, architecture should be something that serves the public, not a “private art”. This piece, reprinted to mark his recent passing, is a furious denunciation of stars like Frank Gehry. “Humility, order, and public spirit … have been chased from the discipline by the starchitects. [They] are not building for the city, but against it … what people want is not “me” but “us.””