Tuesday, November 13, 2012
• • Symposium sheds light on Nelson
The Fountainhead |
In the lecture series “Context and Collaboration” given by Paul Makovsky of Metropolis Magazine, [Christopher] Pullman and architect Jane Thompson of the Thompson Design Group, [George] Nelson was described as rejecting the Howard Roark paradigm of the “hero architect” due to his socially conscious approach and his choice to work on interiors during the mid-20th century when furniture design was considered “feminine.”
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
• • From Rand to Nabokov: The end of the world, in 20 words or less (Part 3)
Atlas Shrugged |
In 1974, editors John Tierney ’75, Christopher Buckley ’75, and Eric Goodman ’75 celebrated the second anniversary of the Yale Daily News Magazine by commissioning short musings on the theme of the Apocalypse from some of the country’s most distinguished writers — so distinguished, in fact, that the college kids were willing to fork out a dollar for each of their words. Here’s our third installment of “The End of the World, In 20 Words or Less”: Re: Your question about the end of the world. You will find my answer in Atlas Shrugged. Judge for yourselves whether it’s coming true. – Ayn Rand
Friday, February 11, 2011
• The end of the world, in 20 words or less
[John Tierney] told us [...] of the Magazine’s second anniversary issue, in which the editors hoped to feature “Apocalyptic visions” from “the best and the brightest modern minds.” But strapped for money, they couldn’t afford to pay these writers a dollar a word — the going rate at the time — for full-length original works. Their solution? Pay the going rate, but limit each “vision” solicited to 20 words. As the editors noted in that 12th issue of the Magazine, “The writers that exceeded twenty words did so out of a love for their craft.” Over the next few days, we will reprint the resulting works of these acclaimed authors, ranging from Ayn Rand to Joyce Carol Oates.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
• Lose faith in government
Libertarians — small-government advocates — have allowed themselves to be satirized in the press as Randian egotists and bizarre ideologues — rich anarchists who attribute mystical perfection to markets. There are some weird libertarians. But belief in small government can reasonably rest on the recognition that man is so stupid, so corrupt and so deeply fallen that almost every time we give more power to bureaucrats — no matter how good our intentions — we are likely to do more harm than good.
Monday, April 13, 2009
• • Wright: A legend
The Fountainhead |
Interview with Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the School of Architecture.
[Stern: Frank Lloyd Wright’s] life was the stuff of movies. “The Fountainhead,” by Ayn Rand, with the artist blowing up his own work, was modeled after Wright. If things were not going to be his way, it wasn’t worth doing them.
Friday, March 07, 2008