Encore Performance: The Gary Cooper House - Page 4

Designed with star power by architect A. Quincy Jones—the Cooper house takes center stage for the second time

But at the time, most architects did not approve. Some objected to the portrayal of its architect-hero as a criminal. Others bleated because the film suggested that all other architects were sheep.

In fact, by rejecting altruism as a virtue, and arguing that architects should focus on nothing but their own inner vision, Ayn Rand in 'The Fountainhead' contradicted one of the founding ideals of the modern movement—that a major goal of modern architecture was to improve the lives of ordinary people. That was an ideal that A. Quincy Jones never forgot.