Tuesday 28 October 2014
Thomas Swan, FlickSided

The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are two of the most popular literary works of the 20th century and, like most popular literature, eventually Hollywood will snap it up and turn it into a film. Bigger concepts tied into Rand’s literature have presented quite a dilemma for filmmakers looking to adopt her work. The novel Atlas Shrugged was described by Rand as being about “the role of the mind in man’s existence—and, as a corollary, the demonstration of a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.”

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Oct 2014
Saturday 25 October 2014
Hamilton Carter, Chip Design Magazine

It’s like the feeling you have after a long day of manual labor. You did something; you stretched yourself; you beat the odds.

Ayn Rand memorialized this feeling in her book “The Fountainhead”. She describes Howard Roark taking the simplest building jobs during the summers he spent away from architecture school. She describes the beauty in the task. This is how I see people in our trade when we heft a large piece of a coding project and force it to our will.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Oct 2014
Belfast Telegraph

High ideals and love on the rocks (quite literally, as our hero works in a quarry) are the order of the day in a film shamelessly “towering to new dramatic heights” in Vidor’s melodramatic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel about principled artist Howard Roark, who refuses to compromise his integrity designing antiquated architecture, preferring instead to break his back in obscurity than conform to the norm.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Friday 24 October 2014

“The thing is that every story has already been told,“ Kayden said to me. "There are only so many archetypes—everything kicks back to another previously told story.” She rattled off a few narratives she’d like to bring in, including a porn rendition of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Adapting a classic wouldn’t be simple, though…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Thursday 23 October 2014
Broadway World

…Antwerpen. His current works on stage include The Fountainhead, Na de repetitie/Persona (After the rehearsal/Persona) by Ingmar Bergman, and Antigone with Juliette Binoche. Van Hove has earned numerous honors…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
timothy, Slashdot

…may have heard from your cousin who just read The Fountainhead, the products that are the most successful are not necessarily the best, by any objective measure; rather, they’re usually the ones that had major…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Oct 2014
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Karissa Rosenfield, Arch Daily

…I think there is a romance around design/build that is a little bit misleading. However, I also think that it is really essential. Like in “The Fountainhead“, it’s essential to have the experience of building in your education or in your practice.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
Derek Hunter, Daily Caller

As the alpacas march off to the lollipop factory to get their jobs, they discover things aren’t fair. The first alpaca, “Happy,” is the daughter of the CEO, gets to be “VP of synergy,” a job no one understands but it pays well because her dad is rich. Happy’s father is shown in a painting holding a copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, because everyone knows Rand is evil.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
David Alm, AskMen

“There’s nothing as significant as the human face,” wrote Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead. “Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything.”

Leaving her politics aside, Rand captured in those lines our fascination with faces, and our irrational belief that they embody a person’s soul. But they do not – they are, by definition, a front.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
Avital Pilpel, Times of Israel - Avital Pilpel (Jerusalem)

Recently, various people in the public eye, from protesters to professors, openly declared their allegiance to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of egoism, known as ‘Objectivism’. The reaction to these people is, typically, that Rand’s view are morally dangerous and selfish. I believe that this is a slander on Rand’s character.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Sander Woertman, de Architect

…afgelopen maanden was de theatervoorstelling ‘The Fountainhead’ te zien. Regisseur Ivo van Hove maakte er samen met Toneelgroep Amsterdam een intelligente productie van die volgens sommigen het boek dat eraan ten…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
Lydia Lee, Contract Magazine

…among the sources of inspiration was keynote speaker Emily Grandstaff-Rice, an associate at Cambridge Seven Associates and the current president of the Boston Society of Architects. “Use your own voice to talk about why architecture matters,” she said. “We don’t have to go through Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry or Howard Roark [the fictional architect in The Fountainhead]. We change people’s lives.”

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014