Sunday, June 21, 2009

Movies Architects should watch : Fountain Head

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I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build! - Howard Roark, Fountain head

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Fountain Head is by far one of the best movies that I have ever watched, transmitting the text from Ayn Rands, acclaimed novel of the same name a definite must watch for Architects.

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Inscribed within the initial passage of Ayn Rand’s objectivist novel, The Fountainhead, is the presentation of the ideal man incarnated as its architect hero Howard Roark who stands naked at the edge of a granite cliff. The novel portrayed its male protagonist as an architect, investing on the regnant cultural perception that the building auteur, like the structures they design, embody the very cult of manliness. Roark’s strong physique composed of “long, straight lines and angles, each curve broken into planes” (Rand 15), can be likened to a description of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or a Corbusierian erection. Rand’s simulacrum of an architect as the archetypal man purports how culture re-codes the architectural language for the construction of masculinity. She sought building metaphors to articulate the theme of man-worship, while Howard Roark as creator sanctifies architectural doctrine. Rand’s uncompromising male character defends the principles of modern architecture with the arguments that equated buildings with masculine virtue, asserting that buildings have integrity just like men. The Fountainhead demonstrates how culture and society enlist architecture and architectural metaphors to construct, circulate, and maintain beliefs about gender. - Architecture and Sexuality:The Politics of Gendered Space Gerard Rey A. Lico

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The film starts off with a rush, but settles down to an easy pace once the preliminaries are done.
Howard roark is a character that will be etched on to anyone's mind for some time, after seeing the movie.

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