Study Guide

The Fountainhead Part 1, Chapter 8

By Ayn Rand

Part 1, Chapter 8

  • Keating goes to Washington to oversee some work with a new museum.
  • Francon calls Roark in and offers him the chance to design a building since Keating is gone.
  • The building is going to be a spin-off of Cameron's famous Dana Building but in Greek Classical style.
  • Roark narrowly avoids puking with disdain at the idea and refuses to do it.
  • Francon is shocked that someone would refuse him and fires Roark.
  • Roark, as usual, is too cool to care.