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Middle Ages
used in The Fountainhead

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the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance (roughly 500-1450 AD)
  • He explained that the decadence of architecture had come when private property replaced the communal spirit of the Middle Ages, and that the selfishness of individual owners—who built for no purpose save to satisfy their own bad taste, "all claim to an individual taste is bad taste"—had ruined the planned effect of cities.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (12% in)
  • On foggy evenings, under a gas lantern on a street corner, nobody noticed the slender figure leaning against a lamppost, the aristocrat of the Middle Ages, the timeless patrician whose every instinct cried that he should command, whose swift brain told him why he had the right to do so, the feudal baron created to rule—but born to sweep floors and take orders.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (43% in)

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