Thursday 05 March 2015
Kevin Grady, psfk

Historically, the idea of the lone creative visionary—Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark, for instance—was given broader acceptance than the team-oriented creative working structures in favor today. Design legend Paul Rand would famously present clients with only one creative concept or execution—the one he believed most strongly in—and he was paid up-front to boot. Such a notion is untenable today, if not downright outrageous.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo

Andrew Collinge, celebrity hairdresser - The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand

This classic novel by Ayn Rand, although written in 1943, could apply to any era.

The outline of the story is of an aspiring young architect who struggles against traditionalists. It’s about embracing modernity and not compromising one’s beliefs, and ultimately being true to one’s self.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
Bourree Lam, The Atlantic Monthly

Any writer looking for a shortcut knows well the story of how Ayn Rand finished The Fountainhead. The tale goes something like this: It was the 1940s, Rand was in New York writing and working in an architectural office to gather material to create her protagonist Howard Roark. The Fountainhead’s book deal was initially signed with Knopf, which gave her a year to finish the book. Rand worked long hours and struggled to meet the deadline, and after another year’s extension she was dropped by Knopf. At that point, Rand started taking Benzedrine, an amphetamine, to extend her writing hours to finish the book—which comes in at over 700 pages and 300,000 words. The Fountainhead became her second-best-selling book.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
Tuesday 03 March 2015
Time Sandwich, Kotaku - Talk Amongst Yourselves

…BioShock led me to seek out and read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which I also feel is a positive impact.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Mar 2015
Monday 02 March 2015
Hunter Schwarz, Washington Post

Politically, Cuban has described himself as a libertarian who’s read “The Fountainhead” three times all the way through. (Who hasn’t?)

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Mar 2015
George F. Will, Newsweek

Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) were clenched fists waved in the face of postwar conformity. (Both still vindicate Rand’s reverence for markets by selling briskly.) They are lumbering, sprawling stories (727 and 1,168 pages respectively), wrapped around Rand’s real points, which are political pamphlets in the form of her heroes’ philippics. Wolfe, who can write rings around Rand, provides a crackling, multilayered yarn that serves as a huge pedestal for a few concluding pages of evangelism.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Mar 2015
Mayra Calvani, Blogger News Network

[Q:] Were you an avid reader as a child? What type of books did you enjoy reading?

[A:] My mother was a schoolteacher and insisted that my sisters and I read chapter books before first grade. In the summer, we had dedicated reading time every day. After I flew through the Hardy Boys, I trained my sights on the heavy stuff. Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand were both voluntary summer reading.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Mar 2015
Saturday 28 February 2015
Kiều Bích Hương, Thanh Nien (Vietnam)

…con người cao cả và đầy kiêu hãnh - kiến trúc sư Howard Roark cũng tìm được phụ nữ hoàn hảo cho anh rồi, đó là Dominique của Suối nguồn. Còn cô, chưa sáng chói nhưng đã không còn tầm thường nữa, tìm đâu ra người…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Mar 2015
Andrea Simakis, Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

If “Dirty Dancing” has a villain beyond bigotry in all forms, it is Yale-bound Robbie Gould, who looks like a catch but is really a cad. (The man carries an annotated copy of Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” in his pocket, after all.) Though he uses and abuses women up and down the social ladder, he reserves special scorn for the help at camp Kellerman.

“Some people count, some people don’t,” he tells Baby.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 28 Feb 2015
Thursday 26 February 2015
Patricia Arcilla, ArchDaily (Brazil)

…lamenta a frequente associação ao personagem Howard Roark (The Fountainhead) - “arrogante, individualista e comprometido acima de tudo com a genialidade da visão artística”. Em um artigo para a edição de…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Feb 2015
Joseph Baxter, Cinema Blend

…the storyline is much more self-deprecating and satirical than it sounds. In fact, it could provide Richard Linklater with a lot fertile ground to explore his new-found focus on the family unit, with this rather eccentric group and their absurd predicament which seems to amalgamate the 1990’s children’s property, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? with Ayn Rand’s own “misunderstood genius architect” story, The Fountainhead.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Feb 2015
Nicole Halper, Students for Liberty

Rand is one of the most controversial thinkers of our age, and the first to appropriate a philosophy that holds man’s reason as his highest faculty. Her works give voice to capitalism as a principle-based value structure that necessarily opposes collectivist ideas and protects individual rights so you can do what you want. Objectivism holds human achievement and capability as the highest ideals. Objectivist ethics are a basis for many Conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party principles. Major figures like Alan Greenspan, Ron/Rand Paul, and Jimmy Wales have self-identified as Objectivists. The following is growing. Objectivist book sales have historically increased during every US financial crisis since Atlas’ publication.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Feb 2015