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The Fountainhead
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  • I see no purpose in doing Renaissance villas.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Even Ralston Holcombe had forgotten Renaissance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Only more Renaissance palaces and operetta settings.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My dear boy, the great style of the Renaissance is far from dead.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All right, damn you, give them good Renaissance if you must and if there is such a thing!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The buildings were not Classical, they were not Gothic, they were not Renaissance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It looked like a Renaissance palace made of rubber and stretched to the height of forty stories.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And if Mr. Stoddard did not specifically insist on Renaissance, he got just exactly what he deserved.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It has been proved that Renaissance is the only permissible style for all churches, temples and cathedrals.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a scientific fact that the architectural style of the Renaissance is the only one appropriate to our age.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then your masters of the Renaissance came along and made copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Holcombe, who never looked in the direction of the model and never missed a guest stopping before it, slapped Keating's shoulder and said something appropriate about young fellows learning the beauty of the style of the Renaissance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was Renaissance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The palatial residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ainsworth on Riverside Drive, a pet project of Keating's, done in Late Renaissance and gray granite, was complete at last.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had chosen the style of the Renaissance because he knew the unwritten law that all architectural juries liked columns, and because he remembered Ralston Holcombe was on the jury.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Gothic" looked bored and "Miscellaneous" looked discouraged in advance; "Renaissance" was following the course of a fly on the ceiling.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He met his fellow designers, the four other contestants, and learned that they were unofficially nicknamed in the drafting room as "Classic," "Gothic," "Renaissance" and "Miscellaneous."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Inasmuch, he pointed out, as nothing of great historical importance had happened in the world since the Renaissance, we should consider ourselves still living in that period; and all the outward forms of our existence should remain faithful to the examples of the great masters of the sixteenth century.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gordon L. Prescott designed the semi-Renaissance cornice, and the glass-enclosed terrace projecting from the third floor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, to hell with your elevation! I don't want to look at your damn Renaissance elevations!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But when you turn in this—" the Dean slammed his fist down on a sheet spread before him—"this as a Renaissance villa for your final project of the year—really, my boy, it was too much!"  (not reviewed by editor)

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