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used in The Fountainhead

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concerned with practical matters — especially where quick results and/or practical experience triumph over theory
  • Architecture is primarily a utilitarian conception, and the problem is to elevate the principle of pragmatism into the realm of esthetic abstraction.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • The leader of the profession—on a mean scale, there was no grand scale left in anything—was Gordon L. Prescott, Chairman of the Council of American Builders; Gordon L. Prescott who lectured on the transcendental pragmatism of architecture and social planning, who put his feet on tables in drawing rooms, attended formal dinners in knickerbockers and criticized the soup aloud.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (12% in)

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