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.