Reading Time: 2 minutes Since I’m reviewing The Fountainhead, I thought this was highly appropriate to photograph. It’s an art exhibit in Central Park called Open House, consisting of baroque concrete chairs, sofas and arches that are duplicates of those that once adorned a famous Gilded Age ballroom. Ayn Rand’s modernist hero Howard Roark, with his insistence that anything […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes For all that The Fountainhead idolizes architecture, it has little to say about the technologies that make architecture possible.
Reading Time: 5 minutes You can’t build houses that are good for people if you don’t understand people.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Roark’s real-life inspiration was a bad structural engineer who thought he was a good one.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Serves you right for taking a chance on hiring me.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Why do the good guys love a city built by evil classical architects?
Reading Time: 4 minutes How many people died building those majestic skyscrapers?
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Screw you, Aristotle.