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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Under Francon's tutelage now, Peter reads an article by Ellsworth M. Toohey. Toohey is a premiere architecture critic, and he praises Mrancon's Melton Building for its use of classical styles in a modern context. Toohey hails the use of horizontal lines (unlike Cameron's tall, vertical structures) that pull down the building to the level of "the people." Francon is pleased with the praise, which he doesn't fully understand.

Peter knows a lot about Francon by this time, and he's interested in Francon's college-student daughter. Francon's partner is Lucius N. Heyer, a senile old man who is not an architect and does no work for the company. Heyer brings wealth and connections to the firm, and no one there respects him.

Peter becomes popular in the firm in his position as draftsman. Tim Davis is a co-worker and the chief draftsman. Francon is making...

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