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The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood

The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood

by Donald Leslie Johnson
     
 
Speculation abounds about the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Was Wright the inspiration for the architect hero of Rand's The Fountainhead? What can be made of their collaboration on the book's failed 1944 movie adaptation, or gleaned from the 1949 Hollywood production? Wright was dubbed a communist sympathizer, and Rand was a Rand was

Overview

Speculation abounds about the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Was Wright the inspiration for the architect hero of Rand's The Fountainhead? What can be made of their collaboration on the book's failed 1944 movie adaptation, or gleaned from the 1949 Hollywood production? Wright was dubbed a communist sympathizer, and Rand was a Rand was friendly witness for the House Un-American Activities Committee; what effect did FBI harassment have on the movie and their lives?

Editorial Reviews

Architecture Australia
carefully researched...thoroughly engaging analysis
Curledup.com
"[this book] needed to be written...extensive research"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466146
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Leslie Johnson, who retired from Flinders University, is presently an adjunct professor of architectural history at the University of South Australia. An honorary fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and former member of the American Institute of Architects, he is the author of several books and numerous articles. He lives in Kangarilla, South Australia.

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