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Friday 20 February 2015
Elizabeth Barrett, Gothenburg Times (NE)

To get into the class, students must be seniors, have to have taken 11th-grade college-prep English and received A’s and B’s and have a teacher recommendation.

The reading list for the class is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Giver, The Fountainhead, Anthem, Rappaccini’s Daughter and The Snow Hunters.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Feb 2015
Thursday 19 February 2015
Zachary Frank, The Flat Hat (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA)

Buffeted on all sides by imitation colonial brick and mortar, it’s hard not to remember what Howard Roark said about tradition-worshiping architecture (though we should, admittedly, probably forget a great deal of what Howard Roark said): It’s a copy of a copy of a copy. Where’s the variation?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Feb 2015
Patricia Arcilla, Arch Daily

Speaking of the public image of the architect, Stephanie Garlock laments that it is often akin to “Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark— arrogant, individualistic, and committed to the genius of artistic vision above all.” In a feature piece for the March/April edition of Harvard Magazine, Garlock explores the potential for architects to affect wider social change and move “[b]eyond ‘Design for Design’s Sake’.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Feb 2015
Dichtbij

Architectuur Informatiecentrum Alkmaar (AIA) houdt in samenwerking met CineBergen een serie filmmiddagen over architectuur. Zondag 22 februari om 15.30 uur is de film The Fountainhead te zien.

The Fountainhead van King Vidor uit 1949 is gebaseerd op de gelijknamige bestseller van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Ayn Rand. Daarin staat niet alleen de architectuur centraal, het is ook een ideeënroman.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Feb 2015
Wednesday 18 February 2015
Susan Carpenter, Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

Who knew a 2015 vehicle that hails from one of the dewier parts of the planet had so much in common with decades-old iconic desert dwellings from Donald Wexler and Albert Frey? Or, for that matter, Ayn Rand and her unflinchingly self-assured protagonist Howard Roark?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Feb 2015
Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian (London)

For Van Hove, the resonance is deeply personal: one of the members of Toneelgroep was aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine in summer 2014. One week his colleague was DJing at a party to celebrate the company’s adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. The next he was “just laying somewhere in a field … for over a week, in summer, in sun, rotting.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Feb 2015
Tuesday 17 February 2015
Stephanie Garlock, Harvard Magazine

…the cultural touchstone for an architect has at times been far closer to Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark—arrogant, individualistic, and committed to the genius of artistic vision above all.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Feb 2015
Anna Mae Ludlum, Arizona Daily Wildcat (U of AZ, Tucson)

McCloud’s nod to Ayn Rand’s philosophical novel “The Fountainhead” is found in more ways than the page quantity. “The Sculptor” emphasizes why famed graphic novelist Frank Miller has called McCloud “the premier comics theorist.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Feb 2015
Altaf Patel, Mumbai Mirror

Books I read in my teens, Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, served to fuel the thought that to be successful at anything you had to work harder than the competition.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Feb 2015
Sunday 15 February 2015
Ryan Reed, Ultimate Classic Rock

Lifeson … noted the significance of “Anthem” in a 2013 career overview with Guitar World. “We were trying to be quite individual with Fly by Night, which was the first record that Neil, Geddy and I did together,” he said. “That song was the signature for that album. Coincidentally, the name of our record company, which is Anthem Records in Canada, came from this song. Neil was in an Ayn Rand [author of The Fountainhead] period, so he wrote the song about being very individual. We thought we were doing something that was different from everybody else.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Feb 2015
Nicola Porro, il Giornale - Zuppa di Porro (Milan)

Ayn Rand, sì andiamo a scomodare proprio la vecchia signora di Fountainhead, ci ha raccontato con i suoi eroi, che la libertà e la sua conquista non è comoda. È una battaglia continua contro l’onda del conformismo. Howard Roark è il giovane architetto della Fonte Meravigliosa (Fountainhead forse si sarebbe potuta tradurre meglio) che si batte come un pazzo per il suo gusto estetico.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Feb 2015
Thursday 12 February 2015
Amanda Moutinho, Boulder Weekly

Finally, a dating site for those who just got around to reading The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand is notorious for messing with people’s minds, and no one should go through that alone. Meet a fellow Objectivist who can help you make sense of the world again.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Feb 2015