14 September 2010

The Fountainhead reviewed

TV Worth Watching just published a review of the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. It presents it in a fairly standard review of its watchability to a non-design audience: "It's all here: unapologetic personal gain, artistic passion, romance and selfless sacrifice... hot off the drawing board in the drafting room."

And there are plenty of political and philosophical reviews online about this as a metaphor for life.  But what I couldn't find easily is a designer's critique of how this ego-driven approach doesn't work today, especially in collaborative and participatory settings.  There must be plenty, but where?  I trust my readers will let me know.

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