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Monday 21 July 2014
Mixed
Von Eberhard Spreng, Deutschlandfunk

Einen “Tempel des menschlichen Geistes” soll Howard Roark errichten in Ivo van Hoves technologisch ausladender Theaterfassung von Ayn Rands Roman “Fountainhead”, der in Deutschland unter den Titeln “Der ewige Quell” beziehungsweise “Der Ursprung” erschien.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Jul 2014
Sunday 20 July 2014
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John Fund, National Review Online

He began by saying that his work in Washington, D.C., had him bumping up against the Ellsworth Tooheys of the world, a reference to a parasitic villain in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. But when he visited Silicon Valley he thought he was among “today’s Howard Roarks,” the individualistic, brilliant architect in the book. “You all create jobs every single day out of nothing,” he enthused.

But Paul also made it clear he doesn’t share all of Rand’s worldview. “If I had my way there would still be a safety net, but everybody would work,” he mused. “If your back hurts and you can’t lift things you could sit and make phone calls — everybody should work.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Jul 2014
Positive
Michael Laris, Washington Post

Grace had met Kelly Davies at Catholic and traveled with her and architecture lecturer Travis Price, to Ireland, where Price had taken students on a design expedition he started decades ago. “We were building monuments, and we needed hands,” said Davies, who is now at Price’s firm. Watching her work has helped Grace see the beauty in independent-minded modern architecture. “You ever read ‘The Fountainhead’?” Grace asked, referring to the Ayn Rand novel about a rebellious architect’s fight against conformists. Price and Davies could be the protagonists. “They’re like the Howard Roark guys,” Grace said. Grace and Joiner had tried getting into real estate back when they were roommates at Catholic.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Jul 2014
Saturday 19 July 2014
Positive

Au départ un roman relativement peu connu en Europe, d’Ayn Rand, écrivaine américaine d’origine russe qui pose deux manières de concevoir l’architecture, “sociale et utile” ou œuvre d’art “pure”, individualiste. Le roman et la pièce proposent aussi -avec quelle intensité- une réflexion philosophique sur la société des années 1920, étrangement semblable à la nôtre. Comme si un siècle plus tard on faisait machine arrière vers un libéralisme pur et dur.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Jul 2014
Negative
GrecoRomanGuy, SB Nation - Cageside Seats

I love Mark Cuban. If I were somehow to become a billionaire, I think that he is pretty much who I’d be (minus the whole Ayn Rand fan hood…though interestingly enough if he really is such a fan of The Fountainhead he certainly doesn’t act like one. What with his “helping out people below him” and his “public interactions” deal.)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Jul 2014
Mixed
René Solis, Libération

Cela vaut parfois le coup de coucher avec ses ennemis. Pour Dominique Francon, l’une des héroïnes de The Foutainhead («la Source vive»), le roman d’Ayn Rand, c’est même une question de survie : les hommes de sa vie sont tous des adversaires, et ses sentiments à leur égard oscillent du mépris à la haine en passant par la peur. Coucher avec l’ennemi, c’est aussi ce que propose le spectacle d’Ivo Van Hove, directeur du Toneelgroep d’Amsterdam.

L’ennemi en question s’appelle Ayn Rand, philosophe et romancière américaine d’origine russe, née à Saint-Pétersbourg en 1905, morte à New York en 1982, égérie de la droite utralibérale aux Etats-Unis, chantre de l’individualisme et de l’égoïsme («selfishness»), contre l’altruisme.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Jul 2014
Friday 18 July 2014
Mixed
La Croix

Adapté du roman publié en 1943 par l’Américaine Ayn Rand, il raconte la confrontation entre deux architectes amis, que leur conception de leur métier va vite opposer : Peter Keating, le consensuel sans imagination, qui obéit scrupuleusement aux desiderata de ses commanditaires ; et Howard Roark, idéaliste visionnaire, en recherche permanente de formes nouvelles, quitte à choquer ses clients. Le premier connaîtra la fortune et la gloire ; le second, la misère et l’opprobre.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Jul 2014
Mixed

Mendelsohn: I think there is a little more to it than just Ayn Rand. I could understand if the title character in the 2112 suite was named John Galt, but the album’s lyrical content lifts only loose ideas from Rand’s earlier work Anthem. It wasn’t until her later novels, Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, that she really got into the Objectivism. I read Rand’s books because of 2112. I enjoyed Anthem, found Fountainhead to be entertaining if not a bit overbearing, and I contemplated suicide as I slogged through Atlas Shrugged. Having read Rand and listened to a lot of Rush, I can tell you that Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, and Lee are anything but Rand acolytes. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a bit Objectivist, especially when it comes to recording their music. After Rush’s 1975 effort Caress of Steel flopped commercially, their record label pushed the group to record something a little more radio-friendly. Instead, Rush went into the studio and put together 2112. If that isn’t a least a little self-centered, I don’t know what is. But I think that is the real stumbling block for critics when it comes to Rush — the band just does whatever they want and most of the time it takes the form of a ten-minute song with several extended solos.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Jul 2014
Thursday 17 July 2014
Neutral
Odile Quirot, Biblios

Les cigales chantent, la foule des grands jours d'été est là, enfin. Et un spectacle à hauteur de légende. A l'écart de la ville et du bruit, le metteur en scène Claude Régy signe avec «Intérieur», de Maurice Maeterlinck, un passage par l'ombre et la lumière, sublime, infiniment délicat. On y reviendra, comme on reviendra sur «The Fountainhead» («la source vive»), d'après Ayn Rand: dans la fureur d'un monde capitaliste et bâtisseur, le Flamand Ivo Van Hove y raconte l'histoire de deux architectes que tout oppose, l'homme des compromis et l'artiste intransigeant.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Jul 2014
Positive
BN De Stem

…AVIGNON - De voorstelling The Fountainhead van Toneelgroep Amsterdam is laaiend enthousiast ontvangen op het prestigieuze theaterfestival van Avignon. Buitenlandse media zijn lyrisch over het…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Jul 2014
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Neutral
Sophie Joubert, francetv - Culturebox

En adaptant « The Fountainhead », de la philosophe et romancière américaine Ayn Rand, le Flamand Ivo Van Hove pose de façon éblouissante la question de la création, et des choix possibles de l’artiste.

Connu pour ses adaptations de grands classiques du cinéma, Ivo Van Hove s’attaque pour la première fois à un roman qui l’a fasciné. Ce livre qu’Ayn Rand, d’origine russe, a écrit en 1943 est peu connu en Europe, mais il est devenu par sa défense de la primauté de l’individu sur le collectif, la référence de la droite ultra libérale américaine.

The Fountainhead raconte la rivalité entre deux architectes, Howard Roark et Peter keating, dans le New-York des années 20. Roark, le surdoué, le moderniste qui prône l’intégrité du créateur et refuse toutes concessions et Peter keating, tout aussi ambitieux mais opportuniste, défend une architecture qui doit plaire au plus grand nombre.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Jul 2014
Neutral
cjanerun01, SB Nation - Every Day Should Be Saturday

Bo Pellini got started with the Fountainhead, but he really got rarin’ when he started Atlas Shrugged. He knows this Ayn Rand guy was a cat man, like himself, but he really thinks that objectivism has something to offer the Nebraska football program.“If my own happiness is the moral purpose of my life,” he thought, “and reason my only absolute, then shit, Ameer Abdullah is running out of the wildcat!”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Jul 2014