By Ayn Rand

Whilst it was once first released in 1943, The Fountainhead—containing Ayn Rand's daringly unique literary imaginative and prescient with the seeds of her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism-won rapid all over the world acclaim. This quick vintage is the tale of an intransigent younger architect, his violent conflict opposed to traditional criteria, and his explosive love affair with a gorgeous lady who struggles to defeat him. This centennial variation of The Fountainhead, celebrating the debatable and eduring legacy of its writer, good points an afterword by means of Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, delivering a few of Ayn Rand's own notes at the improvement of her masterwork.

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He stopped once in a while and stood looking at it, his finger tips pressed to the paper; as if his hands held the building. His hands had long fingers, hard veins, prominent joints and wristbones. An hour later he heard a knock at his door. ” he snapped, without stopping. “Mr. ” gasped Mrs. Keating, staring at him from the threshold. ” He turned and looked at her, trying to remember who she was. ” she moaned. ” “Oh,” said Roark. “Oh, yes. ” “You ... ” There was a note of wonder in his voice, astonished by her astonishment.

The Class of ’22 of the Stanton Institute of Technology was holding its commencement exercises that afternoon. Roark swung into a side street, where at the end of a long row, on a knoll over a green ravine, stood the house of Mrs. Keating. He had boarded at that house for three years. Mrs. Keating was out on the porch. She was feeding a couple of canaries in a cage suspended over the railing. Her pudgy little hand stopped in mid-air when she saw him. She watched him with curiosity. She tried to pull her mouth into a proper expression of sympathy; she succeeded only in betraying that the process was an effort.

Co-operation is the key word to our modern world and to the profession of architecture in particular. ” “Yes,” said Roark. “The Client,” said the Dean. “The Client. Think of that above all. He’s the one to live in the house you build. Your only purpose is to serve him. You must aspire to give the proper artistic expression to his wishes. ” “Well, I could say that I must aspire to build for my client the most comfortable, the most logical, the most beautiful house that can be built. I could say that I must try to sell him the best I have and also teach him to know the best.

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