Another one of Toohey's followers, Gus Webb is, like Lois Cook, a shallow nonconformist architect. Unlike Roark, however, architect Webb has no creative spirit. He breaks the rules because he can, not because his vision compels him to. Devoted to the "international Style," he designs buildings that become a mere jumble of boxes without any structure or aesthetic value. He follows the rules of nonconformity as slavishly as traditionalists do. He does not wash regularly and breaks other accepted rules of behavior because that is what is expected of...
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