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  Fountainhead Interview of Leonard Peikoff by Robert Mayhew
The emphasis of The Fountainhead is that idealism is possible and practical on earth.
The assumption of The Fountainhead is: we're living in a free (and for now politically safe) society, and these are the choices men make in it.
With The Fountainhead, however, a man is the hero, and the woman is essentially someone in love with him.
www.peikoff.com /fountainhead.htm   (4367 words)

 The Literary Achievement of The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead provided and continues to provide a powerful inspiration to the individualist movement in America, and throughout the world.
More than any other single work, The Fountainhead revived popular enthusiasm for a way of thinking, and a way of life, that in 1943 was regarded by virtually every sector of intellectual opinion as outmoded, discredited, and even dangerous.
In The Fountainhead, Rand knows that the intensity of a long-protracted conflict needs a strong antagonistic force, a force whose influence can be felt on many levels.
www.objectivistcenter.org /articles/scox_literary-achievement-the-fountainhead.asp   (904 words)

 DVDBeaver.com - DVD Review - King Vidor's The Fountainhead (1949) - Gary Cooper Patricia Neal Article 'Why Audices ...
This derivation from usual Hollywood fare of the 40's required a much higher level of suspension of disbelief, one that the audience of the day were unwilling to respond with.
The Fountainhead and its complete character focus deviates drastically from the standard cinema of the day with its more obvious definability and structure.
Rand's book "The Fountainhead" (actually all her novels) expresses an extremely machismo archetype structure where male physical conquest of females are a prelude to desire and true love.
www.dvdbeaver.com /film/articles/fountainhead.htm   (1522 words)

 Essay on The Fountainhead
With The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand presents an opposing viewpoint—that human reason is the foundation for achievement and happiness.
Society in The Fountainhead is remarkably averse to truth and reason.
As glass and steel are to skyscrapers, thus is reason to man. As Dominique rises to meet Roark at the end of The Fountainhead, Roark does not appear dwarfed and weak—the girders of the Wynand Building are made of the same material as Roark’s mind and spirit.
www.stanford.edu /~asphodyn/writing/fountainhead.htm   (1572 words)

 The Literary Achievement of The Fountainhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
More than any other work, The Fountainhead reawakened popular enthusiasm for a way of thinking, and a way of life, that in 1943 was regarded by virtually every sector of intellectual opinion as outmoded, discredited, and even dangerous.
In The Fountainhead, she knows that the intensity of a long-protracted conflict needs a strong antagonistic force, a force whose influence can be felt on many levels.
The Fountainhead is a monument of American culture; monumental in size, monumental in scope, monumental in effect, monumental in the statement that it makes about America, but monumental also in the complexity and integration of its statement.
www.objectivistcenter.org /showcontent.aspx?ct=1706&printer=True   (5905 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Fountainhead: Books: Ayn Rand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ayn Rand's problem is that she had a good narrative and an intriguing value system, but instead of writing a novel and a philosophy essay, she fused the two, which simply jars.
Despite all the faults that The Fountainhead is riddled with, it is still oddly compelling; probably because she did have a good narrative and an intriguing value system.
There are three telling omissions in "The Fountainhead": the first is that, although this is an epic tale, covering several decades in the lives of many characters, there are no babies born, no children reared.
www.amazon.co.uk /Fountainhead-Ayn-Rand/dp/0586012648   (1481 words)

 The Literary Achievement of The Fountainhead
Rand's courageous challenge to accepted ideas was rendered still more courageous by her willingness to state her individualist premises in the clearest terms and to defend the most radical implications that could be drawn from them.
She knows that both pretentiousness and self-abasement are characteristically involved in Americans' attempts to announce that they are individuals, and she identifies precisely the kind of scene that will dramatize this strange condition and suggest the phoniness of so much of what passes in America for individualism.
She saw, with clairvoyant intensity, that the shaping ideal of America is individualism, and she was determined to distinguish that ideal from the paltry misconceptions with which mid-twentieth-century America blinded itself to its own form.
www.objectivistcenter.org /showcontent.aspx?ct=1706&printer=True   (5876 words)

 The Fountainhead
On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey.
I didn't expect _The Fountainhead_ to be as wonderful.
I had to write a paper on The Fountainhead for a scholarship and was not looking forward to the 694 pages that lay ahead of me. But about 15 pages into it, I realized that I really would enjoy it.
www.libertarianrock.com /commerce/fountainhead.html   (448 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Fountainhead: Books: Ayn Rand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
I found The Fountainhead to be an orginal albeit overwhelming novel.
However, The Fountainhead is the story of an egoist/individualist and his consistent optimisism in an irrational society.
The novel is dedicated to 'The noble profession of architecture,' the perfect profession to use as an example in the story.
www.amazon.ca /Fountainhead-Ayn-Rand/dp/0452286379   (1547 words)

 The Fountainhead Pub \\ Home
There are places that are perfect to flee to at the end of a day that's been loaded with words like 'deadline' or 'increased productivity'.
One of them is the Fountainhead Pub located in the heart of Davie Village.
Since its opening, The Fountainhead has enjoyed a popularity that it hopes lasts long past trendiness, benefiting from its birth on a street that's sorely lacking a great place to hang if it's earlier than 10pm.
www.thefountainheadpub.com /index.php   (209 words)

 Laissez Faire Books
The Fountainhead created a sensation when it was published in 1943, and it still wins thousands of new fans every year.
The paperback edition celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead with a new afterword by Leonard Peikoff.
It was in The Fountainhead that Rand first issued her devastating challenge to the ethics of altruism and collectivism.
www.lfb.com /index.php?stocknumber=AR6233   (386 words)

 Home Page
The Fountainhead Institute is an educational organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding by the use of reason and reality-based analysis while incorporating the principles of the Montessori Method in its approach to teaching.
The Fountainhead Institute holds the values of reason, individualism, and political and economic freedom as its philosophical fundamentals.
The Fountainhead Institute also offers presentations on creativity, child development and independence, Flow and other psychological and educational topics.
www.fountainheadinstitute.com   (367 words)

 Simply Audiobooks - The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature.
Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.
The Fountainhead is at once dramatic, poetic, and demanding.
www.simplyaudiobooks.com /audio-books/The+Fountainhead/3845   (274 words)

 Niv-Mizzet, the Fountainhead
Given this coincidence, and the fact that “Fountainhead” starts with the letter F (making a nifty stand-in for “Firemind”), I am even happier with this yet-to-be-explored title.
But this is not what I was getting at with “Fountainhead.” Perhaps a brief description of the Izzet guildmaster would be helpful.
And that brings us back to “Fountainhead.” The egomaniacal, capricious, vain, and worthy-of-it all dragon has made sure that his guild and all its trappings all spring forth from him, the very lodestar of omniscient perfection.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=mtgcom/daily/mc21   (1321 words)

 Cool Cinema Trash.com: The Fountainhead (1949)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The author was given the rare opportunity of adapting her own incredibly dense novel for the big screen.
No amount of revisionist posturing can change the fact that The Fountainhead was a flop when it was released and has since become an over-the-top favorite among connoisseurs of cult cinema.
One of the great joys of The Fountainhead is that no matter how turgid or preachy the screenplay gets, Cooper and Neal have a tendency to underplay even their most passionate scenes.
www.coolcinematrash.com /movies/fountainhead.htm   (1689 words)

 The Fountainhead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economist Mark Skousen criticized The Fountainhead on ideological grounds, arguing that Rand's protagonist contradicts a basic premise of laissez-faire capitalism (and therefore of Objectivism) — consumer sovereignty: "Howard Roark's conviction ["An architect needs clients, but he does not subordinate his work to their wishes."] is irrational...
For Roark, A is not A. He wants A to be B — his B, not his customer's A. Thus, Ayn Rand's ideal man misconceives the very nature and logic of capitalism — to fulfill the needs of customers and thereby advance the general welfare."
^ Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (New York: Signet, 1996), pp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Fountainhead   (3598 words)

 Amazon.com: The Fountainhead: Books: Ayn Rand,Leonard Peikoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
And though many authors from that era still are fresh and contemporary, the Fountainhead has definitely aged ungracefully.
When an Ayn Rand offers you "The Fountainhead", she is laying before you, for a price of a few dollars, years of her life and enormous mental effort.
No one in their right mind should believe that the fate of America rests in the palm of a liberal New York art critic named Ellsworth Toohey who nurtures a conspiracy so broad-reaching that intelligent people will eventually be reduced to a pack of drooling, slack-jawed socialists.
www.amazon.com /Fountainhead-Ayn-Rand/dp/0451191153   (2648 words)

 Amazon.de: The Fountainhead: English Books: Ayn Rand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Fountainhead, the wellspring, the source all point to the spark that ignites artistic creation or the essence that is one's soul.
In this novel Roark's motivating impulse is what sets everything in motion; the rest of the characters respond to, bounce off of, are repulsed by, or devote their energies to extinguish his essence.
Out of all the characters but Toohey, Roark is the only one with a clear path, and far from being one-dimensional we see him fill out with every situation, with every dialog, with every act of kindness, anger, stubbornness, creativity, and of love.
www.amazon.de /Fountainhead-Ayn-Rand/dp/0451191153   (1660 words)

 The Ayn Rand Institute: Ayn Rand's Fiction
It also contains unpolished, but charming short stories which she wrote in the late 1920s and early 1930s while she was still learning English, and mature works such as the stage plays Think Twice and Ideal and scenes cut from the published edition of The Fountainhead.
This play is a murder trial abounding in plot twists and original devices.
The Ayn Rand Reader combines, for the first time in one volume, extensive excerpts from all of Ayn Rand's novels (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Anthem) and her nonfiction work.
www.aynrand.org /site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_fiction   (488 words)

 THE FOUNTAINHEAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A, B, C, I realize that this is a copyright violation, But what they say is so important that they should be shared with everyone.
THE FOUNTAINHEAD is worth reading, but please read ATLAS SHRUGGED first.
It is the more important book, is better written and the characters are either more likable or more despicable.
www.ruidomain.com /reviews/ftnhead.htm   (380 words)

 eBay - Book: The Fountainhead (ISBN: 0453009115)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
"When 'The Fountainhead' was published, almost every critic that reviewed it missed a point--that the welfare of society must always be subordinate to individual's self-interest.
A favorite of sophisticated high schoolers everywhere, Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" is actually a pretty fun parody of a novel if you can just separate the wheat from the chaff.
This review is for old people like me who are no longer as idealistic as yourself, but who might get something out of reading The Fountainhead if they're not scared away by the thought that only high school or college students read it.
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 The Fountainhead (1949)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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They could make a Great Movie, but this isn't it.
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 eBay - the fountainhead, Fiction Books, VHS items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 Screen Archives
Max Steiner's rhapsodic 1949 musical score for "The Fountainhead." Based on Ayn Rand's novel, the film starred Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal and was directed by King Vidor.
The hero of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" is Howard Roark (Gary Cooper), a fiercely independent architect obviously patterned after Frank Lloyd Wright.
"The Fountainhead's" saving graces are the solid direction by King Vidor, the rhapsodic musical score by Max Steiner, and the symbolism inherent in Cooper's manipulation of his power drill when he first lays eyes on Patricia Neal!
www.screenarchives.com /title_detail.cfm?ID=4119   (360 words)

 The Fountainhead - Centennial Edition (Paperback)-Ayn Rand Bookstore
An intransigently independent architect refuses to compromise his standards in work and in life.
The Fountainhead is an uncompromising examination of the virtue of individualism.
Purchases from the Ayn Rand Bookstore(TM) do not qualify as tax-deductible contributions to the Ayn Rand Institute.
www.aynrandbookstore2.com /prodinfo.asp?number=AR89B   (111 words)

 The Fountainhead
Long treasured as a masterpiece of camp, THE FOUNTAINHEAD stars Gary Cooper as architect Howard Roark.
Director Alejandro González Inarritu weaves together the stories of characters from multiple continents in his latest film, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
A paragon of integrity, he refuses to create buildings that violate his sense of aesthetic value, choosing instead to work as laborer until he can find funding for his own projects.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/fountainhead/about.php   (451 words)

 The Ayn Rand Institute: Fountainhead Essay Contest
Explain by reference to characters and events of the story.
Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead.
Entrant must be in the eleventh or twelfth grade.
www.aynrand.org /site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_tf   (517 words)

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