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The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

This picture was taken in Utrecht in 2008.

Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum), was a Russian-American novelist and philosopher.The Fountainhead was first published in 1943.

It’s commonly believed that Frank Lloyd Wright served as inspiration for the Howard Roark character in the novel.

The Fountainhead was adapted to cinema in 1949.

Two movies have been made about Rand's life. A 1997 documentary film, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, and The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), based on the book of the same name by Barbara Branden.

"Sometimes, he was asked to show his sketches; he extended them across a desk, feeling a contraction of shame in the muscles of his hand; it was like having the clothes torn off his body, and the shame was not, that his body was exposed, but that it was exposed to indifferent eyes."

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