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The Fountainhead Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

The critic Ellsworth Toohey writes Sermons in Stone, a book about the perfect ideas of architecture. Toohey believes that architecture should be about "the people," a collective effort and not the effort of a single brilliant mind. Architecture is a product of the culture, the age and the environment. He doesn't believe in individual will. The next month, Cameron retires. His business is a failure. He falls ill and goes to New Jersey with his sister. Cameron tells Roark to destroy all his papers, except a drawing of the skyscraper that he wants sent to New Jersey. Roark finds an interview with Cameron from 1892 about architecture, and he burns it.

Peter has been at Francon's firm for three years. He doesn't care about the buildings, only about pleasing his clients. His mother comes to live with him, and she wants him to meet...

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