The Fountainhead Author:Ayn Rand THE FOUNTAINHEAD — Twenty-nine years ago, THE FOUNTAINHEAD created a public furor and a world-wide interest in its brilliant author. It is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggled to defeat him. Ayn Rand's darlingly original philoso... more »phy, Objectivism, first presented in THE FOUNTAINHEAD, has won her an enthusiastic following and international acclaim as one of the most towering figures on the contemporary intellectual scene. "A writer of great power. She ahas a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly.... This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall."