“The Greeks took marble, and they made copies of their wooden structures because they had done it that way. Then the Renaissance masters came along and made copies and made copies of the same in plaster. Now here we are, making copies in steel and concrete of copies in plaster, of copies made in marble and wood. Why?”

As the protagonist in Ayn Rand’s book — The Fountainhead, Howard Roark rightfully explained, “What can be done with one substance must never be done with another. No two materials are alike. The purpose, the site, the material determines the shape.” In…


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