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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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On Peter's first day with Francon and Heyer, his first task is to expand some architectural plans. Peter glories in the idea that he is the best, wondering at his past lack of self-confidence. Peter also learns on that day that the head of the company, Francon, hasn't designed a building in years. Stengel, the firm's chief designer, does all of the designs.

When Peter brings Francon some architectural plans to approve, Francon doesn't remember Peter's name. He calls Peter Kittredge instead of Keating, until Peter corrects him. Peter talks to Francon, though, and convinces Francon to add a superfluous, ornamented stringcourse to the plans.

One of Francon's buildings is the Frink National Bank Museum, a classical structure built with white marble. It has become grimy, taking on a greenish-brown color over time. In contrast, Henry Cameron's Dana Building is a simple, modern structure, and...

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