The Fountainhead by Andrew Bernstein

By Andrew Bernstein

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CliffsNotes at the Fountainhead explores the fashionable vintage that made Ayn Rand well-known. The publication carried forth the author’s anti-communist beliefs and conviction that folks aren't permit their lives to be ruled in any respect by means of the ideals of others.

Following the tale of architect Howard Roark as he makes an attempt to be successful on his personal phrases, this research advisor offers summaries and important commentaries for every half in the novel.  different good points that assist you work out this significant paintings include

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He is cynical and outraged at the injustices of society. He takes a shot at Ellsworth Toohey, because Critical Commentaries: Part Two: Ellsworth Toohey 43 he believes that Toohey knows everything about the deeper causes of these injustices and supports them. When Roark meets him, he is drifting toward dissolution. He doesn’t keep his appointment with Roark, he makes no contact to explain his absence, he is drunk when Roark meets him for the first time, and he is rude when Roark comes to his apartment.

Toohey is worried by Roark’s growing recognition. He convinces a follower, Hopton Stoddard, to hire Roark to build a temple. Toohey knows that Roark’s building will feature a magnificent but revolutionary design, one so original that he can then accuse Roark of attacking all of the accepted precepts of religion. Toohey is right regarding Roark’s design— it is an architectural masterpiece. Further, Roark hires the brilliant young sculptor, Steven Mallory, to design the Temple’s sculpture. Mallory, like Roark, has a vision of man the noble hero, capable of greatness.

This is an example of knowing the site. Copying designs of the past, Roark points out, does not address these issues. Finally, Roark’s third rule concerns the purpose of the building, its function. Roark argues that no two buildings share the same purpose. ” Form follows function, according to the modernist designers, which means that every feature of a building—down to the placement of the last light fixture and doorknob—must be designed to maximize the building’s purpose. A hospital, for example, deals with life-and-death emergencies.

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